Tuesday, April 16, 2024

I can be Nigeria’s president with two credit passes, Tinubu’s ministerial nominee Mohammed tells Senate

“So, I didn’t bother you with many certificates, but I know I have the qualification for that,” Bello Mohammed told the Senate.

• August 1, 2023

Bello Mohammed, President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial nominee from Sokoto, 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.

“Sir, on the issue of qualification, I have other secondary school results which I have all passed but have not attached to my CV because we are talking of (a) secondary school certificate,” stated the ministerial nominee. “I want to remind distinguished senator, which he very much knows, that with the qualification of secondary school certificate as enshrined in the constitution, you can stand in election up to the presidential election.”

He added, “So, I didn’t bother you with many certificates, but I know I have the qualification for that.”

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. 

Citing documents released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Peoples Gazette in June 2022 reported how Mr Tinubu told INEC that he did not attend primary and secondary schools.

The former Lagos governor claimed he had two degrees from two American universities, which he further stated had been stolen by unknown soldiers during the military junta of the 1990s.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Festus Keyamo

Heading 3

Council begs FG to prioritise aviation sector for economic growth

He said the aviation sector in Nigeria is highly critical to national development.



16 aspirants cleared for APC’s Ondo governorship primary

The screening committee has found you worthy to participate in the exercise,” he said.

Anyim Vera flanked by Pastor Enenche and his wife.

Hot news Home top

I bear no grudges against Dunamis church, Paul Enenche, says lady disgraced on altar

She added that she already had a warm meeting with Mr Enenche and his wife, Becky.

Bandits and Umar Dikko Radda


Radda inaugurates ten armoured vehicles to fight bandits in Katsina

Government is determined to eliminate banditry and criminality in the state,” he said.

Usman Ododo


Kogi govt. unveils registration portal for students’ bursary award

He urged the students to take advantage of the online pre-qualification process to get themselves registered.

Governor Seyi Makinde Addressing Ibadan NLC Protesters


Gov. Makinde says PDP best choice for Oyo ahead of LG election

He emphasised that his administration had delivered massive infrastructure, educational and health projects in the state