The presidency said it is yet to be briefed about alleged forgery of NYSC discharge certificate by the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun – NYSC spokesperson, Adenike Adeyemi said the corps would soon issue an official statement – The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed could not be reached on the matter The presidency on Sunday, July 8, reacted to an alleged report that the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun failed to undertake the mandatory one year national service after her graduation. This Day reports that the presidency noted that it was yet to be briefed about the alleged forgery of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) discharge certificate by Adeosun. It was learnt that she fraudulently obtained an exemption certificate at 42, in violation of the NYSC establishment act, Decree No 24 of 1973 as amended.
APC files 4-charge ‘criminal’ suit against R-APC members The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said he was yet to be briefed on the forgery allegation. According to him, “Well, I have not been briefed on this. I haven’t heard of it being spoken. I am completely unaware of anything.” Despite the weight of the allegation, the minister has kept quiet, failing to answer calls to her phones or return text messages from news medium. The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed could not also be reached on the matter. It was learnt that NYSC Headquarters in Abuja said the service would issue a statement on the allegation today, Monday, July 9. NYSC spokesperson, Adenike Adeyemi, also confirmed that the corps would issue an official statement but declined to give the exact date the statement would be made.
News had reported that the opposition PDP asked President Buhari to immediately sack, arrest and arraign his minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, for alleged criminal forgery of her NYSC certificate. In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday, July 7, the party warned that Adeosun should not be provided any protection on the issue. The party said the revelation vindicates its stand that there were corrupt elements in the current administration, some of which it described as having questionable characters.