The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has reacted to the certificate scandal involving finance minister, Kemi Adeosun which was published by Premium Times. Premium Times had published a story detailing how Mrs Adeosun skipped the mandatory national service and forged an exemption certificate of the service to cover for it.
Reacting to the report, the NYSC Director of Press, Adeyemi Adenika in a statement released in Abuja on Monday, said that the scheme would investigate the origin of the allegedly forged exemption certificate purportedly being used by the minister.
“Our attention has been drawn to the issue of the alleged forgery of an NYSC exemption certificate by the Honorable Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. Checking our records, Mrs Adeosun did apply for an exemption certificate. We shall investigate the origin of the purported exemption certificate in question,” Adenike said.
The story has generated outrage from Nigerians who asked the minister to resign from her post or be fired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, Kemi Adeosun has remained silent over the certificate scandal.