Buhari’s minister reacts on alleged certificate controversy, says he never claimed to have graduated with first class

– Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, says he graduated from the University of Nigeria’s faculty of law in 1978

Kachikwu states that he emerged as the best law student during graduation

– The minister claims his Wikipedia page was tampered with recently by unknown persons and might have been re-edited for sinister purposes

The minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has denied misrepresenting facts by claiming he graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

Vanguard reports that Kachikwu in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, October 10, through the director of press in the ministry of petroleum resources, Idang Alibi, said he has at no time claimed that he graduated with a first class from the UNN.

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The minister clarified that he graduated from UNN with a second class honours (upper division) degree from the faculty of law of in 1978, and also emerged the best student.

The statement stated that Kachikwu’s Wikipedia page had been tampered with recently, by unknown persons and might have been re-edited for sinister purposes.

The assertions in the publication are wrong and baseless and a careful check with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources would have cleared this misrepresentation. By every measurement index, The Honorable Minister has performed outstandingly in his school work and has records to show for it,” he said.

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Meanwhile, following the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election exercise across the the federation, the National Executive Council (FEC) has resumed its meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Punch reports that the meeting, which commenced with prayer from minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammad and Ogbonnaya Onu, the minister of science and technology is currently being held at the council chamber of the presidential villa, Abuja.

NAIJ.com gathers that the embattled minister of communication, Adebayo Shittu was also in attendance. Recall that Shittu was screened out during the APC pre-primary election exercise for skipping the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), prompting calls from different quarters for his sack.

Absent at the meeting was Aisha Alhazzan. She resigned her appointment as the minister of women affairs after being screened out by the APC committee in Taraba state for anti-party action.

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Source: Naija.ng

Updated: October 11, 2018 — 4:25 pm

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