President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial nominee from Sokoto, Bello Mohammed says he submitted his O’ level certificate with just two credits alongside his CV before the Senate screening committee because he did not want to bog down the lawmakers with his other certificates.
Mr Mohammed disclosed this on Monday when asked how he gained admission into a university with a secondary school certificate in which he had just two credits out of five subjects he sat.
Quizzed further on why he decided to attach a certificate in which he failed to his CV before the Senate, Mr Mohammed said, “My first sitting of secondary school certificate was two credit passes. What I’m trying to say is that I have sat another examination, and I have passed, but I don’t want to attach another qualification.”
However, he provided no evidence of another secondary school certificate with credit in five subjects, a minimum requirement for admission into a higher institution in Nigeria.
If cleared by the Senate, Mr Mohammed will be a minister in Mr Tinubu’s government