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Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun Resigns Amid NYSC Certificate Forgery Saga

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Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun Resigns Amid NYSC Certificate Forgery Saga

Nigerian finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has resigned from office following claims that she forged her NYSC certificate.

However, Kemi Adeosun aides denied her resignation.

It was gathered that officials of the Presidential Villa who were shocked by the news were also calling the minister’s aides for confirmation.

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Also reports have it that President Muhammadu Buhari decided on Kemi Adeosun’s fate some few weeks ago.

Two sources close to the government told SaharaReporters on Friday that the UK-born Minister had resigned, but it has now emerged that it was the President who indeed “told Adeosun to go”.

Although no official statement has been released on the issue, but reliable sources confirmed her resignation on Friday.

The 51-year-old former minister is reported to have resigned following pressure arising from her questionable NYSC discharge certificate.

In November 2015, Adeosun was appointed Nigeria’s Minister of Finance by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kemi was born in 1967 in London, England to Nigerian parents from Ogun State. She earned 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.

She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994 and she was qualified for NYSC exemption on return to Nigeria after clocking above 30 years of age.

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