Vice President Osinbajo has liked a tweet calling for the resignation of Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, over the alleged forgery of her NYSC certificate.
According to an exclusive by Premiumtimes, Mrs Adeosun did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Instead, she forged an exemption certificate many years after graduation.
NYSC is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from universities or equivalent institutions at less than 30 years of age.
In addition to being a requirement for government and private sector jobs in Nigeria, the enabling law prescribes punishment for anyone who absconds from the scheme or forges its certificates.
Adeosun’s official credentials obtained by PREMIUM TIMES show that the minister parades a purported NYSC exemption certificate, which was issued in September 2009.
She graduated at the age of 22 in the U.K and it is obligatory for her to participate in NYSC, for her to qualify for any job in Nigeria.
However, at the time of her graduation, she did not return to Nigeria to serve her fatherland. When she eventually returned to Nigeria in 2002, Adeosun still did not participate in the NYSC scheme.
She simply accepted a job offer at a private firm, Chapel Hill Denham. However, ostensibly concerned that she might run into trouble for skipping the mandatory scheme, she, sometime in 2009, procured a fake exemption certificate.
Using that fake certificate, she went on to clinch high-profile jobs at Quo Vadis Partnerships (managing director), Ogun State Government (commissioner for finance), and Federal Government of Nigeria (minister of finance).
The State Security Service, charged with vetting appointees to top government positions, failed to detect it.
The Senate, however, detected the discrepancy during her screening, but cleared her and have been using it to blackmail her since.