Dino Melaye’s Bachelor of Arts certificate fake – says ABU

Dino Melaye’s Bachelor of Arts certificate fake - says ABU
Senator Dino Melaye
The qualification outrage
surrounding Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District
at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, has excavated.
According to Punch, the documents it obtained through meticulous
and comprehensive investigations revealed that the beleaguered senator has a
Bachelor of Arts certificate in Geography from the Ahmadu Bello University,
Zaria, Kaduna state.

The lawmaker, aside from bagging a third class, also holds a
diploma certificate from the University of Jos.
However, the senator only possesses a statement of results
from ABU. And aside that, checks at the university disclosed that it only
offers B.Sc. Geography and not B.A. Geography as echoed on Melaye’s statement
of results.
Dino Melaye’s Bachelor of Arts certificate fake - says ABU
It was reported that Melaye’s woe started on Monday, March
20, 2017 when an online news outlet, Sahara Reporters, in a tweet reported that
the senator did not graduate from ABU for his first degree, against his assertion
that he studied Geography in the prestigious university.
Sahara reporter also alleged that Melaye, the Chairman,
Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, enticed his Head of Department,
who helped him to forge his record.
In a successions of tweets via its Twitter handle,
@SaharaReporters, the online media outfit said some lecturers in the Geography
Department maintained that Melaye did not graduate from the department and that
his name was not on the graduation list because he failed five core courses.
Dino Melaye’s Bachelor of Arts certificate fake - says ABU
After the report, Melaye dismissed the accusations, daring
the Sahara reporters to sue him if it had true evidence to back its claims.
Melaye took to his twitter page and wrote, “SaharaReporters,
please sue me and ABU if it is true that I did not graduate from Zaria. Tell
Magu (EFCC Chairman) to arrest and prosecute me.”
Melaye also bragged that he was presently a student in ABU racing
for his seventh degree.
He said: “Go round all
the UNIS (universities) I attended in digging more.”
A day following the news broke, the senator, while speaking
on the floor of the Senate, also addressed himself as an authentic graduate of ABU.
In the meantime, Punch said that when it contacted ABU to
verify the contradictory information, the university’s Information Officer,
Adamu Mohammed, assured that the institution would come out with its position
on Wednesday, March 22, which it’s yet to do as of the time of filing this
Amidst the hullabaloo, documents acquired by Saturday Punch show
that the senator had a statement of results with the logo of ABU.
The statement of results read: “This is to certify that Daniel Jonah Melaye having completed an
approved course of study and passed the prescribed examinations as, under the
authority of the Senate been awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Geography) with
Third Class honours.”
The statement, released by the Office of the Registrar,
Academic Office and dated February 3, 2000, was signed by B.B. Mshelthlila.
Dino Melaye’s Bachelor of Arts certificate fake - says ABU
However, there are certain inconsistencies that beg for more
explanations. For example, in the statement of results, his name was given as ‘Daniel Jonah MELAYE.’
Research, however, on https://abu.edu.ng/ show that
Geography is in the Faculty of Science and not the Faculty of Arts as reproduced
in the statement of results.
Also, in the legislator’s NYSC discharge certificate, which
was dated July 8, 2001, his name read ‘Melaye
’ and not Daniel Jonah as presented in the statement of results.
As well, in the diploma certificate given to him by the
University of Jos on August 3, 2006, the name on it reads “Daniel Dino Melaye.”
Melaye was issued an Advanced Diploma certificate in Law,
Security and Conflict Resolution. He completed the course with ‘Lower Credit’
on August 3, 2006.

Though, in his Senior School Certificate in 1992, his name
read ‘Melaiye Daniel Jonah O.’ with
Melaye being incorrectly spelt. 
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