“Namadi Sambo” Vice President tells INEC that his degree certificates have been ‘consumed by fire’

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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.
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.
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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