– The dean of students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Ahmed Tanimu, has allegedly confirmed the status of Senator Dino Melaye as a graduate of the institution
– Ahmed Tanimu calls on the campaign of calumny and falsehood against Dino Melaye to stop
– The dean says Dino Melaye and other student Unionists of ABU were back then, forced to graduate from the institution in the interest of peace
A statement allegedly from the management from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, has confirmed that Senator Dino Melaye is a bonifide graduate of the institution.Vanguard reports that the yet to be confirmed statement, however circulating in the social media and is claimed to be from the Dean of Students, Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria, Bar. Ahmed Tanimu. The said statement claimed to be from the varsity don was alleged to have confirmed that Senator Dino Melaye is a “bonifide graduate of ABU Zaria who has his genuine transcript and certificate.” The statement, if found to be true, could be a reprieve to Senator Dino Melaye who has been embroiled in certificate scandal since Sahara Reporters, an online media platform, published report that the lawmaker never graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he attended his first degree course. The Senate ethics and privileges was on Tuesday, March 21, during plenary was directed to investigate the claim that Melaye does not possess an authentic first degree certificate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. NAIJ.com had also reported that Senator Melaye on Thursday, March 23 filed a N5 billion libel suit against an online media platform, Sahara Reporters. However, according to the confirmation making the rounds on social media, the institution has said “Dino is a graduate of ABU Zaria. See the full statement below allegedly from the institution, confirming Melaye’s status as a graduate of ABU Zaria. “Dino is a graduate of ABU Zaria. I do not like him but the campaign of calumny and falsehood against him must stop. I recalled a meeting with the then VC, chief security officer Mallam Ashiru.” “At the meeting it was resolved that all politically exposed students and unionist must be graduated for peace to reign in ABU. “The VC started by asking me, the then SECGEN ABUSUG, when am I supposed to graduate? I told him I was only in 4 hundred level law then, he then asked after so many other commrades like Anslem, Chris, Ochums, Arokoyo, Ribadu, Renshaw, Kamal, Ntom, SB, Bright, Ganzi, Kombitel, Realman, Kurfi, Kabir Mustspha, Tijani Kabir (refused to graduate and 8 years later became NANS president), Precious Abdul, MB Mustspha, Dino etc……he gave a marching order that the Dean student affairs must ensure that our types are promptly graduated and leave the school in peace and in good time. Referring to all the so called elders and Unionist of ABU then.” READ The case of Elder Dino as he then was, was even the worst. In truism, Dino never wanted to graduate from ABU. He was benefiting handsomely and almost feeding from Unionism like many Unionist, he deliberately kept having carry-overs so as to remain in ABU against the orders of the VC.