“I wrote common entrance in primary three and passed because I was exceptionally brilliant,” Sen. Abbo says, as he encourages Benue’s ministerial nominee to clarify his biodata

To the amusement of his colleagues, Senator Ishaku Abbo (APC-Adamawa North) claimed on Monday that he had taken the National Common Entrance Examination when he was in Primary Three and described himself as exceptionally brilliant.

“I sat for common entrance examination when I was in Primary Three and I won because I was exceptionally brilliant… I passed,” he said during the screening of a ministerial nominee, Prof. Joseph Utsev of Benue State.

Upon correction by fellow lawmakers, Abbo retorted, “It’s all the same – winning and passing are all the same.”

The senator’s remarks came after Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru (Lagos East) questioned Utsev about his biodata, which purportedly listed the professor’s birth year as 1980 while claiming that his primary education was finished in 1989.

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