Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun resigns over National Youth Service Corps Certificate Scandal

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Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Kemi Adeosun resigned over allegations that she forged her National Youth Service Corps certificate according to sources.

Reports have it that President Muhammadu Buhari decided on Kemi Adeosun’s fate some few weeks ago.

Although no official statement has been released on the issue, but reliable sources confirmed her resignation on Friday.

The 51-year-old former minister of finance is reported to have resigned following pressure arising from her questionable NYSC discharge certificate.

The reports claimed that the former minister of finance, who did not participate in the one-year national youth service corps, allegedly forged an Exemption Certificate several years after her graduation.

The certificate, which is dated September 2009, was reportedly signed by an NYSC Director-General, Yusuf Bomoi, who already left the scheme in January 2009.

In November 2015, Kemi Adeosun was appointed Nigeria’s Minister of Finance by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Kemi Adeosun was born in 1967 in London, England to Nigerian parents from Ogun State. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London.

She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994 and she was qualified for NYSC exemption on return to Nigeria after clocking above 30 years of age.

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