An exclusive report by Premium Times on Saturday detailed on Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun allegedly forged an exemption certificate of the NYSC.
According to the report, Adeosun, who graduated at the age of 22 from the Polytechnic of East London, UK, did not undergo the mandatory one year national youth service and forged an exemption certificate, years after, in order to get employment in Nigeria.
The report said Adeosun and her media team refused to comment and she has not reacted since the news broke.
The report reads in part: “Having graduated at 22, it is obligatory for Mrs Adeosun to participate in the one-year national service, for her to qualify for any job in Nigeria.
“However, at the time of her graduation, the young Folakemi Oguntomoju, as she then was, did not return to Nigeria to serve her fatherland.”
It continued: “However, ostensibly concerned that she might run into trouble for skipping the mandatory scheme, Mrs Adeosun, sometime in 2009, procured a fake exemption certificate.
“The NYSC does not issue exemption certificate to anyone who, like the minister, graduates before turning 30, top officials of the scheme familiar with the matter told PREMIUM TIMES.
“Mrs Adeosun’s ‘certificate’ is dated September 9, 2009, and was purportedly signed by Yusuf Bomoi, a former director-general of the corps.”
As the report went viral, calls for her resignation or sack by President Muhammadu Buhari have intensified.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined the calls, asking President Buhari to “immediately sack, arrest and arraign” Adeosun for alleged criminal forgery of her NYSC certificate.
The party stated further in a tweet: “This revelation is a confirmation of our assertions that the @MBuhari Presidency is a haven of fraudsters, common thieves and persons of questionable characters.This revelation also hurled full-length dark shadows on the overall integrity of the @MBuhari administration.”