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  For some Nigerians, there are the thoughts that the purported resignation coming from Nigeria minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun is purely on her allege role submitting her National youth certificate (NYSC) as prerequisite for the position she held as minister of finance until yesterday when she has thrown in the towel after an online medium premiumtimes.com came up with an allegation claiming her certificate was forged  and that which it calls for an investigation.
That  indeed may not entirely be her definite position as another close confidant to the minister who spoke on the condition of anonymity to our correspondent said some of the grudges can also be lined with her disagreement over discrepancy in corruption recovery figures between the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the office of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over which she queried the EFCC.


 “Other instances include her face-off with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), where a Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) investigation discovered large-scale discrepancy in revenue reporting to the Federation Account, where it was established that hundreds of billions of crude oil revenue was been with held by the corporation, leading to crises and inconclusiveness of FASC for almost two months without distribution of revenue.
“The development didn’t go down well with some top President’s men, some of who are Board members of the NNPC.
“Also, don’t forget the Oando Plc share scam saga, which she spearheaded, leading to the sacking of its Director General, Alhaji Mounir Gwazo, over his involvement in the multi-billion market infraction.
“These people have been plotting against her and they patiently bid their time for an opportunity to strike. Then came to the NYSC certificate saga thing and they struck.”
The source revealed that the embattled minister opted to resign early in July when the allegation was blown open by the online newspaper, Premium Times, but was persuaded against it by a serving southwest state governor. 
The minister, had in her resignation letter dated 14th of September, 2018 to President Mohammadu Buhari describing her stay as head of the finance ministry as key components of inspirational leadership and privilege coming with rewarding experiences from the president
Her Word: “I have, today, become privy to the findings of the investigation into the allegation made in an online medium that the Certificate of Exemption from National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) that I had presented was not genuine. This has come as a shock to me and I believe that in line with this administration’s focus on integrity, I must do the honourable thing and resign.

“Your Excellency kindly permits me to outline some of the backgrounds to this matter. I was born and raised in the United Kingdom, indeed my parental family home remains in London. My visits to Nigeria up until the age of thirty-four (34) were holidays, with visas obtained in my UK passport”.

“I obtained my first Nigerian passport at the age of thirty-four (34) and when I relocated, there was debate as to whether NYSC Law applied to me. Upon enquiry as to my status relating to NYSC, I was informed that due to my residency history and having exceeded the age of thirty (30), I was exempted from the requirement to serve. Until recent events, that remained my understanding”.

“On the basis of that advice and with the guidance and assistance of those I thought were trusted associates, NYSC were approached for documentary proof of status. I then received the certificate in question”.

 Justifying her position as regards the allegation on the NYSC Saga, she said having never worked in NYSC, and where she visited the premises, she is neither privy to nor familiar with its operations, she said there was no reason to suspect that the certificate was anything but genuine.

 “ I presented that certificate at the 2011 Ogun State House of Assembly and in 2015 for Directorate of State Services (DSS) Clearance as well as to the National Assembly for screening. Be that as it may, as someone totally committed to a culture of probity and accountability I have decided to resign with effect from Friday, 14th September 2018”.
“Your Excellency, It has been an exceptional privilege to have served our nation under your leadership and to have played a role in steering our economy at a very challenging time”.
“ I am proud that Nigeria has brought discipline into its finances, has identified and is pursuing a path to long-term sustainable growth that will unlock the potential in this great economy. Under your leadership, Nigeria was able to exit the recession and has now started to lay the foundations for lasting growth and wealth creation”. 




“Repositioning this huge economy is not a short-term task and there are no shortcuts, indeed there are tough decisions still to be made but I have no doubt that your focus on infrastructural investment, revenue mobilization and value for money in public expenditure will deliver growth, wealth and opportunity for all Nigerians”.
“I thank His Excellency, the Vice President and my colleagues in the Federal Executive Council for the huge pleasure and honour of working with them. I also thank most especially, the team in the ‘Finance Family’ of advisers and heads of agencies under the Ministry of Finance. Your Excellency, this group of committed Nigerians represents a range of backgrounds, ethnicities and ages. They have worked well above and beyond the call of duty to support me in the tasks assigned”.

“The diversity in my team and their ability to work cohesively to deliver reforms convinces me that Nigeria has the human capital required to succeed”.
Commending President Mohammadu Buhari, her word”’ she said  ‘let me conclude by commending your patience and support, during the long search for the truth in this matter. I thank you again for giving me the honour of serving under your leadership, it is a rare privilege, which I do not take for granted. As a Nigerian and committed progressive, I appreciate you for your dogged commitment to improving this nation”.
This is coming after more than 60 days she was accused of forging her National youth certificate (NYSC) exemption letter.
Meanwhile, in accepting her letter of resignation, the president yesterday in a statement thanked the minister for her service to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits
The president had since appointed the  present minister of the state for  budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed as a replacement to occupy the vacant position
On the basis of  crossfire with the online print regarding the Allegation;


Section 13 of the NYSC law prescribes punishment for anyone who absconds from the scheme or forges its certificates, while eligible Nigerians who skipped the service are liable to be sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and/or N2, 000 fines.
Section 13 (3) of the law also prescribes three-year jail term or option of N5, 000 fine for anyone who contravenes the provision of the law as is alleged Mrs. Adeosun has done.
Subsection 4 of the same section also criminalizes giving false information or illegally obtaining the agency’s certificate. It provides for up to a three-year jail term for such offenders.

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