Embattled Senator Dino Melaye may have scored a point as the authority of the Ahmadu Bello University, has confirmed he was a graduate of the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor, Ibrahim Garba, told the upper chamber of the National Assembly that Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi State, graduated from the school.
He said this during an investigative hearing of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Monday.
According to Dino, “From records, Mr. Melaye, formerly known as Daniel Jonah Melaye graduated, graduated from ABU with Third Class BA Geography in 2000”.
Senator Dino Melaye.
During the closed hearing, Dino Melaye said he later changed his name officially from “Daniel Jonah Melaye” to “Dino Melaye” and expressed readiness to tender an affidavit backing the change of name.
He tendered the admission letter he received from ABU, his acceptance of offer, statement of result and final year project before the probe committee.
Vice- Chancellor, Ibrahim Garba.
When asked by Matthew Urhoghide, APC-Edo, for his original degree certificate, Mr. Melaye said he was yet to collect it.
Mr. Melaye said he served the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps programme at the police college in Kaduna State.
He tendered his NYSC discharge certificate which, according to Peter Nwaoboshi, PDP-Delta, showed Mr. Melaye served between 2000 and 2001.