The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has disowned the purported exemption certificate in possession of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.
The NYSC was reacting to a story published by Premium Times, detailing how Mrs Adeosun skipped the mandatory national service and forged an exemption certificate of the service to cover for it.
Details show that the certificate is among the set of documents submitted by the minister for her appointment and screening in 2015.
A statement by the NYSC’s director of public relations, Adenike Adeyemi
said the service will “investigate the origin of the purported Exemption Certificate in question”.
The statement, however, said Mrs Adeosun had applied for exemption. It was, however, silent on when the application was made and what decision was taken on the application.
The full text of the NYSC’s statement is produced below:
RE-EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE OF THE HON. MINISTER OF FINANCE, MRS. KEMI ADEOSUN
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.
Adeyemi Adenike (Mrs.)
Director, Press and Public Relations