The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has reacted to the backlash from Nigerians which greeted its report on President Bola Tinubu’s alleged forged certificate.
BBC reaffirmed the accuracy of its recent story, published last week, stating that President Tinubu’s Chicago State University (CSU) certificate is genuine. In response to complaints received from certain individuals, the international media organization stands by the content of its report.
A letter from the BBC Complaints Team sent to an audience member over the weekend, expressed regret regarding the dissatisfaction of some individuals with “our findings on this matter.” The BBC’s commitment to the accuracy of its reporting underscores its confidence in the authenticity of the information regarding President Tinubu’s academic credentials.
The BBC letter reads: “Dear Audience Member. Thank you for taking time to write to us.
“We received a number of similar complaints and we regret that you are unhappy with our findings on this matter. We have looked into this and the BBC has not seen any evidence that the certificate was forged. We contacted the Chicago State University and they confirmed that Bola Tinubu graduated from the university in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree. We believe our text piece has been informative and responsible, reporting known facts. We therefore stand by our journalism.”