President Muhammadu Buhari has done exceptionally well and criticisms over his West Africa Examination Council (Waec) result is a “non-issue,” according to Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed.
Buhari did not submit his Waec result to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 elections.
The President had sworn an affidavit that his credentials were with the Nigerian Military.
Speaking on the development, Mohammed noted that Buhari had done well by repositioning the economy and thus those clamouring for his certificate are distracting the government.
“He has rebranded governance, he has put the country on the path of sustainable growth and development, he is rebuilding infrastructure, implementing what can be described as the most ambitious social investment programme in the history of the nation, he is ensuring that a few fat cats do not loot the national resources, at the same time, he is ensuring that Nigeria is self-sufficient in many areas especially in food production,” he told Channels TV.
“Above all, he has brought honour and respect back to the country and at the same time, fighting all forms of insecurity.
“We have put in place certain measures that have made it difficult for those who want to loot our resources to do so.”
On the certificate scandal, he said: “We have moved beyond that. Let me quote what former President Olusegun Obasanjo said in 2015 during this saga of the President’s certificate.
“Obasanjo said that it is an insult on a man, who rose to the echelon in Nigeria Army, attended the War College in the US and Staff College in Nigeria, for anyone to start asking whether he has a certificate or not.
“I think I want to rest this case on that because it is a non-issue.”