Embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says his Facebook page was hacked but is now recovered.

On Monday, Mr Pantami reported that his social media account was hacked.

“This account was hacked. Just recovered it. It is not being managed by Dr Isa Ali Pantami, but by some youth. Disregard any request, comment or message from it,” he wrote via the same page on Monday night.

This comes after a comment from the account cursed Deji Adeyanju, an activist, who has been clamouring for the minister’s resignation.

Mr Adeyanju had written the United States Embassy and the Department of State Security (DSS) to investigate the allegations against the cleric.

Under a Facebook post tagging Mr Adeyanju as an enemy of Islam, the minister wrote in Hausa ” Allah ya tsine masa albarika”, which is translated as “May God destroy/ terminate/ruin his blessings.” in English.

The comment is now deleted and no longer visible.

While the Facebook post claimed the page is not being managed by the minister, checks showed that the email address used to open the page ” isapantami@yahoo.com” belongs to Mr Pantami.

An email address “isaaliibrahim@hotmail.com” provided for enquiries is also owned by the minister and is reflected on his profile on NOUN’s website.