Melaye storms Senate in academic robe

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West drew a lot of attention at the National Assembly on Tuesday when he appeared for plenary in academic robe and cap.

The senator, whose first degree had come under scrutiny in the recent past, walked into the red chamber clad in the full academic regalia, smiling as cameras clicked away.

Melaye’s first degree at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria had come under question in the last week.

Many online reports had it that the senator did not graduate from the institution like he claimed.

However, the question surrounding his graduation was laid to rest on Monday when the Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, confirmed that the senator graduated from the University.

Prof. Garba told the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions that Melaye graduated in 2000 as Daniel Jonah Melaye.

He added that the Senator graduated with a third class degree in Geography.

Hours after the confirmation by the VC, a video went viral where the senator was dancing and singing in Yoruba celebrating the turn of event.

On Tuesday, however, the Senator appeared for plenary dressed in academic regalia and went round the chamber to exchange pleasantries with all the senators present.

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