Vice President tells INEC that his degree certificates have been ‘consumed by fire’

Sambo, who lays claim to degrees in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State, presented sworn declarations to INEC in place of his certificates.

Nigeria’s Vice President, Namadi Sambo has reportedly told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his Bachelors and Masters degree certificates have been consumed by fire.

However, the two-time running mate to President Goodluck Jonathan did not give details of the fire incident in which the documents were consumed.

Sambo’s papers were received and stamped at the INEC headquarters between December 10 and 18, 2014 and were displayed at the commission’s office in Abuja, Punch reports.

The sworn declarations presented by the VP read as follows:

“To Whom it may Concern: Mohammed Namadi Sambo,” read, “I certify that the above-named person having completed an approved course of study and passed the prescribed examinations was awarded the Bachelor of Science (Architecture) with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in 1976 by the Senate of this University. His original certificate got burnt. Please treat his case in view of this certification. Thank you.”

“I certify that the above-named person having completed an approved course of study and passed the prescribed examinations was awarded the Master of Science (Architecture) on May 25, 1978 by the Senate of this University. His original certificate got burnt. Please treat his case in view of this certification. Thank you.”

Both letters were signed by one Alhassan Garba on behalf of the institution’s registrar.

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