President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, to oversee the Ministry of Finance with immediate effect.
This comes in the wake of the resignation of Kemi Adeosun from the ministry after months of uncertainty over her National Youths Service Corps certificate forgery scandal.
The President accepted the resignation on Friday, as confirmed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said.
As the scandal simmered, the Presidency wrote the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) demanding a thorough probe of the alleged exemption certificate forgery
Premium Times had reported that the Minister 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.