Kemi Adeosun: Nigeria minister resigns over forged certificate

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Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has resigned from her position, 69 days after her certificate scandal.

According to our source, the resignation followed the allegation of not serving the compulsory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and obtaining a certificate that the NYSC have disowned.

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun remained in office on Friday amidst reports of her resignation.

PDP also insisted on holding the president responsible for "all infractions in the finance ministry under Adeosun, as he appointed and retained her despite having information on the certificate forgery; a situation that confirms the decadence and lack of due diligence in the Buhari Presidency".

The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits.

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A newspaper around noon published a breaking news that she resigned.

The dual Nigerian and British national did not initially comment on the claims, leading to criticism from her opponents.

Adeosun, born and raised in the United Kingdom, explained that her "trusted associates" got her the now questionable document because she was not "familiar with their [NYSC] operations".

She courted controversy again when she suspended and subsequently fired Mr Munir Gwarzo as the Director-General of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission with Gwarzo challenging her powers to suspend him. I obtained my first Nigerian passport at the age of thirty-four (34) and when I relocated there was debate as to whether NYSC Law applied to me. "This has come as a shock to me and I believe that in line with this administration's focus on integrity, I must do the honourable thing and resign", she wrote in her letter to President Buhari. I then received the certificate in question.