Nasarawa commissioner-nominee accused of parading fake certificate 

A commissioner nominee in Nasarawa state, Mr Kwanta Yakubu, has been accused of parading fake certificates of both Diploma, HND and NYSC.

His accusers are questioning his O-Level results with three credits  which did not qualify him to gain admission for HND in the first place and Masters degree.

Yakubu is presently a postgraduate student at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

Governor Abdullahi Sule had  Friday, 27 July, 2023 presented  the name of Yakubu as one of the commissioner nominees to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation.

There is a petition signed by Mr. Alaku John against the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where Yakubu is alleged to have enrolled for a masters programme.

The petition is also challenging the criteria used by the institution to grant admission to a candidate who claimed to obtain a HND without meeting O-Level requirements, and without going through a postgraduate diploma.

The petitioner is advising the governor to quietly withdraw the nomination to avoid embarrassment and demanding the speaker of the assembly to thoroughly investigate the nominee documents without the usual trend of take of bow and go.

The petition is contending that no university will offer admission to a candidate for its master’s programme without the candidate obtaining a minimum of five credits in one sitting at his O-Level certificate.

The petition which shows the photocopies of Mr Yakubu certificates which indicates that he sat for the National Examination Council (NECO) in 2012 at Mada Community Secondary School, Andaha and obtained only 3 credits in English Language C5, Christian Religion, C6, Economics, C6 and got passes in Mathematics E8, Geography D7, Government E8 and Literature in English, E8.

The petition stated that Yakubu claimed to have obtained a Diploma in Business Administration and Management with Fideipoly in Gboko, Benue state on 29th of November, 2016 with certificate registration Number 30509 as well as HND in the same field with same institution on the 10th day of September 2019 with certificate number 30515.