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NYSC Certificate Scandal: Finance Minister resigns

Culled from Daily Post

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned her appointment.

Reports says it is not clear when the Minister submitted her resignation letter.

Adeosun’s resignation is coming after an allegation that she forged her National Youth Service Corps certificate.

Daily Post had reported that Adeosun, who graduated from London East Polytechnic at the age of 22 in 1989, failed to comply with NYSC Act, which made it compulsory for every Nigerian graduate at home or abroad to participate in one year of mandatory service to the nation.

However, When DAILY POST contacted the Ministry for confirmation, a source who does not want his name in print promised to revert with details.

Another source in the ministry told DAILY POST thus; ”Yes, the report is likely to be true. You know this can’t be confirmed yet unless she makes the announcement officially. ”

Recall that the NYSC had said that from their records, Adeosun applied for an exemption certificate, but, however, failed to state whether the request was granted or not.

But, the Presidency in its first reaction to the Saga said it hopes the certificate forgery allegation against the Minister of Finance would soon be proven to be false, and added that investigations were ongoing.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, was quoted as saying “The Minister of Information has spoken on the matter.

And a process is ongoing to address the allegations. When that process is complete, Nigerians will know the outcome.

“Some people want a particular outcome and because they are yet to see this outcome, they are not happy. Give it (investigation) time. There is a process ongoing, ” Shehu said.

My view: That's terrible, people will do anything to get ahead in life. It seems she allegedly stepped on some looters toes, as she was making it difficult for the thieves to loot, she did the right thing by resigning, as it's imposible for her to continue as a Finance Minister after it was revealed she forged her NYSC certificate.

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