Many people have been wondering why the Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun and her employers, the Nigeria government have kept mute over the former's alleged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery.

Well, the silence, which has been termed as admittance in some quarters, has finally been broken.

The Nigerian presidency on Tuesday said that the case of the alleged certificate forgery of the Honourable Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun was not a corruption matter.

Adeosun was alleged to have forged a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.

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Professor Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) had said the minister should not be sacked because ‘she’s damn good’. He further claimed it was irrelevant if she didn’t do the mandatory youth service.

Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesman on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, stated that the case was not a corruption matter. 

He further noted that Professor Itse Sagay’s comments were his personal opinion and not the stance of the President.

"It was a personal comment, that is not the position of the Government and Professor Sagay has a right to his opinion.

“It will not be down the aisle of Professor Sagay to advise on that matter because it is not a corruption matter so to speak.”

Sources have claimed that the Presidency could be considering  granting the minister clemency for the forgery case ‘in view of the great works she has done for government — bailing out the country from recession and stabilizing the economy.’

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