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Kemi Adeosun’s forgery allegations: FG defends NYSC’s response

By The Nigerian Voice

The federal government Wednesday defended the NYSC statement over allegations that the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun forged a certificate of exemption.

“The government has spoken. NYSC is part of government and I have nothing to add to what the NYSC has said, minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said after the FEC meeting.

In a statement on Monday by its Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adeyemi Adenike, NYSC confirmed that the minister applied for an exemption certificate.

It also vowed to investigate the source of the purported forged certificate.

The Minister’s inability to offer a convincing explanation since the scandal broke out has fueled doubts about Adeosun’s leadership at the ministry of finance with Nigerians in their thousands asking the minister to resign.

Section 13 (3) of the NYSC law prescribes three-year jail term or option of N5,000 fine for anyone who contravenes provision of the law as Mrs Adeosun has done.

Subsection 4 of the same section also criminalises giving false information or illegally obtaining the agency’s certificate.

It provides for up to three-year jail term for such offenders.

Reports in the media reveal that the NYSC is under intense pressure to cover up the alleged crime.

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Samuel Oluwole | 7/12/2018 12:53:00 AM
What is d hue and cry about ordinary exemption certificate of a serving Minister who is performing her job like a PhD holder. Dis bad belly Nigerians will die of stomach ache
Useni .D. | 7/12/2018 10:26:00 AM
What is d he and cry abt ordinary examption certificate of a serving minister will performance her job with phd holder dis bad belly nigerian will die of stomach it is very unfuctunetel
Mohammed d Abdullahi cheche | 7/12/2018 9:49:00 PM
Looter ways were block and they were looking for where they will revenge for those blockages which became damages to them as they claimed. even the allegations is true, I supported her to continue with the good works she has been doing, urge her not to be distracted with their evil plans as she was a professional accountant been called to served the humanity with the integrity that inspired this APC govt to invited her since she was never a looter but certificate forger....... no problem because if all the PDP and other looters were certificate forger not money looter, then we the poor masses in Nigeria would have no face this difficulties we were facing in our dear country today. thanks.
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