Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Nigeria's finance minister resigns over forged document

Mrs Zainab Ahmed the minister of State Budget and National Planning will oversee the ministry of finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed the minister of State Budget and National Planning will oversee the ministry of financeSource Twitter
Kenny Thornton | 16 September, 2018, 15:54

Nigeria's former finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has left the country, a day after her resignation, sources close to her told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday.

"We acknowledge the resignation of KemiAdeosun from office as Minister of Finance, but insist on her immediate arrest and prosecution for deserting national service and forging her NYSC Exemption Certificate in addition to alleged impropriety and abuse of office", PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said in a statement.

Adeosun had been enmeshed in an NYSC certificate forgery scandal for weeks before her eventual resignation.

Allegations that Adeosun had used a forged exemption certificate to avoid participation in the youth service scheme surfaced in recent months in the Nigerian media.

Adeosun said she had accepted her fate.

But an internal investigation showed that it was forged.

Typhoon Mangkhut heads towards China
Tolentino and other officials advised them not to return home until the lingering danger had passed. Airlines such as flagship carrier Cathay Pacific canceled many flights last week.

The dual Nigerian and British national did not initially comment on the claims, leading to criticism from her opponents.

Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, will oversee the Ministry of Finance, henceforth.

Nigeria's Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun attends the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Abuja, Nigeria July 13, 2018.

"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", she said.

"Is it not clear to all that the Buhari administration's so-called anti-corruption war and purported integrity are mere orchestrations to hoodwink Nigerians and the global community, while Mr. President oversees the most corrupt administration in the history of our nation?"

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