Outrage as Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun Skips NYSC, Forges Certificate

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun is mired in a forgery scandal after it emerged that she skipped the compulsory one-year national youth service with a forged exemption certification.

In a damning report by Premium Times, Adeosun avoided the mandatory service scheme after completion of her university education in the UK.

The 51-year-old, who holds 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, allegedly forged an exemption certificate many years after her graduation from the University of East London.

She also qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994.

The startling investigation reveals that she parades a purported NYSC exemption certificate, which was issued in September 2009 under former Director-general Yusuf Bomoi, granting her exemption from the mandatory service on account of age.

The one-year-long National Service is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from universities or equivalent institutions and are below the age of 30.

It is a requirement for government and private sector jobs in Nigeria, with the law prescribing punishment for anyone who absconds from the scheme or forges its certificates.

The revelation has sparked fresh debate about the dysfunction in the system, considering that the Department of State Security (DSS) was supposed to vet nominees into public positions.

Nigerians have also reacted with weariness to the news, considering the government of the day prides itself on fighting corruption.

Here are some of the more interesting reactions on social media, as the public wait patiently for the reaction of the presidency…

, ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *