Nigeria’s Minister Of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun is alleged to have forged exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps.

Since the matter became public, no official statement had come from either her employer, the federal government, the management of NYSC or even the Adeosun herself.

So, the NYSC decided to react on Monday by confirming that Madam Adeosun actually applied for an exemption certificate but failed to say specifically if the certificate was issued by the corps or not.

But NYSC Director of Press, Mrs Adeyemi Adenike, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday, that the scheme would however, investigate the origin of the allegedly forged exemption certificate purportedly being used by the minister.

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“Our attention has been drawn to the issue of the alleged forgery of an NYSC exemption certificate by the Honorable Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

“Checking our records, Mrs Adeosun did apply for an exemption certificate. We shall investigate the origin of the purported exemption certificate in question,” Adenike said.

According to the investigative reports by online newspaper, Premium Times, the minister did not only fail to participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service but procured a fake exemption certificate in 2009.

The year-long service, organised by the NYSC, is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from universities or equivalent institutions and are less than 30 years of age.

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