The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Prof. Ibrahim Garba, on Monday admitted under oath that from records, flamboyant Senator Dino Melaye was a former student of ABU.
“Yes. From records, Dino formerly known as Daniel Jonah Melaye graduated from ABU. BA Geography,” the VC said.
Mr. Garba reiterated that Melaye graduated as Daniel Jonah Melaye. BA Geography Third Class, BA Geography in 2000.
Sen. Urhoghide asked Melaye where his original certificate is? Dino says, yet to collect certificate from ABU. Said he will collect it.
The VC appeared before the Senate Ethics Committee to testify on the legitimacy of Senator Melaye as ABU graduate.
Senator Ndume backtracked, saying he did not petition, raised point of order on privilege, decision to refer matter to Committee is that of the Senate.
He said he did not expect the matter to generate the hopla it has generated.
Ndume was asked if he did any due diligence before raising the matter on the floor as a privilege, said he only raised the issue.
Senator Peter Nwoboshi asked if Senator Ndume saw Melaye’s NYSC discharge certificate? He responded, “Wait let me read it. He reads. 2000 to 2001.”