The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has summoned the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure over the alleged forged NYSC certificate of the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
Dalung, in a chat with journalists in Abuja yesterday, said the move was to get first-hand information from the DG on what transpired and how far the scheme had gone with the investigation.
The minister said Nigerians would be briefed on the matter as soon as he was done getting the brief from the NYSC boss.
Meanwhile, Daily Trust reports that there was a beehive of activities at the scheme’s headquarters yesterday, with top officials engaged in series of meeting as part of investigation into the matter.
“We are still wondering if the certificate was given to her from the scheme even if it was fake or if the woman forged it outside the scheme,” a source close to the investigation said.
While the matter remains unravelled, many Nigerians are stunned that Mrs Adeosun has neither issued a rebuttal nor resigned given the gravity of the allegation.
It’s also been a major blow to the anticorruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari, which before now has been dismissed in many quarters as a mere fight against the opposition.
The president’s queer quietude on the weighty allegation, in addition to his inaction on similar charges against top officials of his administration in the past, has all but shattered his supposed integrity in the opinion of many.
For now, Adeosun unbelievably continue to discharge her duties as the minister of finance.