The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has said it has commenced investigations on the allegations of exemption certificate forgery levelled against the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.
In a short statement on Monday, reacting to the public outcry on the alleged forgery, the Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, confirmed that Adeosun applied for an Exemption Certificate.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to the issue of the alleged forgery of an NYSC Exemption Certificate by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
“Checking our records, Mrs Adeosun did apply for an Exemption Certificate. We shall investigate the origin of the purported Exemption Certificate in question. Thank you,” Adeyemi stated.
Adeosun’s alleged Exemption Certificate forgery had over the past week received public criticism, with many calling for her resignation from office.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Adeosun as Minister of Finance in November 2015, after she was cleared by the Security agencies and the Nigerian Senate.
Reports say, the minister did not take part in the one-year national youth service.
The exemption certificate was said to have borne the signature of a Director-General in the NYSC, Yusuf Bomoi, and dated September 2009. But Bomoi, retired from public service in January 2009.
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