The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) says its Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, is never involved in the process of offering office allocation to Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at its Complex.
In a statement clarifying the controversial issue on Friday in Abuja, NCC director of public affairs, Dr. Henry Nkemadu, said that Pantami was never involved in offering office space or withdrawing the offer for the same office space.
He said that the minister should therefore not be brought to the question.
According to Nkemadu, the decision to withdraw NiDCOM's office space offer was purely from NCC, the custodian of the office complex.
“However, it must be clear that the withdrawal of the offer of office space, which was unconditionally granted, in the first instance to NiDCOM, was informed by demands and changes in priorities at the NCC.
"This led to restoring previously allocated office space with the intention of finding a suitable replacement for NiDCOM," he said.
He, however, reiterated the commission's confidence in the minister's leadership, person and position.
The NCC complex is located in the district of Mbora, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). (NAN)