The Finance Minister of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Administration, Kemi Adeosun, has today taken the bold steps as she reportedly resigns from office.
This is coming after the scandal about her NYSC Certificate forgery that has lingered since July. The 51-year-old former minister had come under fire with several Nigerians , particularly on the social media , demanding investigations from the Federal Government into the allegations and calling for her resignation for presenting an alleged forged exemption certificate .
Report has it that the finance minister , who did not participate in the one – year national youth service , allegedly forged an Exemption Certificate several years after her graduation .
The certificate , which is dated September 2009 , was reportedly signed by an NYSC Director – General , Yusuf Bomoi, who already left the scheme in January 2009 .
In November 2015 , Adeosun was appointed as Minister of Finance under President Muhammadu Buhari after she had been cleared by the Department of State Services and by the Senate.
However , The PUNCH gathered that the minister resumed in her office this morning and it is unclear when the reported resignation will take effect .
Two sources close to the government told SaharaReporters on Friday that the UK-born Minister had resigned, but it has now emerged that it was the President who indeed “told Adeosun to go”.
This new development has triggered diverse reactions from the public. Some people have praised her as one of the few Nigerians that have dared to resign from office. The Social media is already hot with the news:
Kemi Ariyo @d_problemsolver also tweeted: “If truly Kemi Adeosun has resigned, she earns my respect.
“This is the first time in the history of Nigeria a minister or a leader will take a bold step to write a resignation letter because of forgery allegation.’’
Dr. Joe AbahVerified account @DrJoeAbah tweeted: “I have just received, with sadness, news that Kemi Adeosun has resigned. She is a talented, courageous woman who drove a lot of important reforms as Minister of Finance. However, the NYSC saga had made her position untenable & the situation was only going to go from bad to worse.’’
In his tweet, Niyi Balogun @ng_niyi said: “Just shows how dirty the labyrinth of power can get. Great talent though. Wish Kemi Adeosun best!’’