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Senator Dino Melaye parades National Assembly in academic gown

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West drew much attention parading the National Assembly complex wearing an academic robe and donning an academic cap when he appeared for plenary on Tuesday.

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

Melaye 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 VC 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 year 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 language celebrating the turn of event.

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