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[Abuja]–The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, has said that the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye, graduated from the institution with a third class B. A in Geography.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution said this on March 27, 2017, at the level of the Senate Ethics committee to respond to allegations made against Dino Melaye which claimed that the Senator did not graduate from the institution.

At the meeting, Dino Melaye admitted under oath that he graduated from Ahmadu Bello University as he presented documents to Ethics committee; acceptance letter, acceptance of offer of admission, result from ABU, final year project.

Dino Melaye said that he officially changed his name from Daniel Melaye to Dino Melaye and he is ready to tender the affidavit.

The VC of ABU,  Prof. Ibrahim Garba, after being put on oath said that “Dino Melaye was a former student of ABU”.

“Yes. From records,  Dino formerly known as Daniel Jonah Melaye graduated from ABU. BA Geography”, he said.

He reiterated that Dino Melaye  graduated as Daniel Jonah Melaye. BA Geography Third Class, BA Geography in 2000.

When asked where the original certificate was by Senator Urhoghide, Dino Melaye responded that he was  yet to collect certificate from ABU, but he added that he will collect it.

It should be remembered that the issue of Melaye’s certificate scandal began on Monday, March 20, when an online news medium, SaharaReporters, reported that the senator did not graduate from ABU for his first degree.

Melaye had reacted by addressing himself on the floor of the Senate as an “authentic graduate” of ABU. Melaye had boasted that he was currently a student in ABU pursuing his seventh degree, adding, “Go round all the UNIS (universities) I attended in digging more.”

However, reports have it that his name was not found on the Ahmadu Bello University alumni website.

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