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Forgery Scandal: Adeosun applied for exemption – NYSC

Valentine Chinyem

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Sequel to the certifitcate forgery scandal currently rocking the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked claims by Premium Times, stating that the minister applied for an exemption from the youth service scheme.

It will be recalled that Premium Times had reported that the minister did not partake in the mandatory one-year youth service programme after graduating from the Polytechnic of East London in 1989. The story noted that Adeosun was 22 upon her leaving school, making it is obligatory for her to participate in the scheme but she however, opted to forge the certificate.

In a short statement issued by the NYSC Head of Press unit, Mrs. Adeyemi Adenike, in Abuja, she said upon checking its records, it was discovered that the Minister applied for an exemption certificate but noted that, further investigation would be carried out on the forged certificate.

The statement entitled: RE-EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE OF THE HON. MINISTER OF FINANCE, MRS. KEMI ADEOSUN reads:

“Our attention has been drawn to the issue of the alleged forgery of an NYSC Exemption Certificate by the Honourable 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,” it added.

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