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[Kaduna] The management of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has reacted to the ongoing certificate controversy of one of Nigerian Senators, Dino Melaye.

The All Progressives Congress senator representing Kogi West District had been accused  by a New York based online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, to have not graduated from the department of Geography, in the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, as claimed by Dino Melaye.

The Senator had earlier responded to the accusation as false, as he said that;“To say that I did not graduate from ABU is to say that I am not a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Mr. Melaye said.

“ABU is a very prestigious university in this country, and it is not possible for one to be running a master’s program in the university when one did not graduate from a university. I have successfully completed one, and I am doing the second one”, be said.

Since the inception of the controversy, the Nigerian Senate said that it has established a committee to look into the matter.

However, the management of ABU, Zaria, who has responded that the University will not look into the matter until formal procedures are followed.

Speaking through the the director of publicity of the university, Mr. Adamu Mohammed, the University said that since the Senate has established a committee to look into the matter, little or nothing will be done on the path of the school, until the Senate is formally notified by any relevant authority.

“The management has decided not to address journalists on the alleged certificate issue since a committee has been set up to investigate the matter by the Senate of the Federal Republic Nigeria.

“As such, we will await request by any relevant authority, then we would respond accordingly,” he said.

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