More details has emerged regarding the resignation of former Finance Minister Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Mrs Adeosun who had been embroiled in an NYSC exemption certificate forgery scandal since July 7th, finally resigned from the appointment of the Federal Government on 14th September 2018.

Breaking News; Nigeria’s Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun Resigns

According to First Weekly Magazine, which got details of Mrs Adeosun’s resignation letter, states that from Adeosun’s resignation letter, she did not apply for a Nigerian passport until her 34th birthday when she officially became a Nigerian citizen by parentage. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state employed Adeosun from Chapel Hill Denham Management in Lagos in 2011, a company owned by the former Finance Commissioner in Lagos State, Mr. Wale Edun.


Gov Ibikunle Amosun

“Governor Amosun cannot claim total ignorance over this NYSC certificate scandal. He did not invite Kemi Adeosun from England to Nigeria, he only headhunted her from Wale Edun’s company to become a Finance Commissioner in Ogun State. The controversial NYSC Exemption certificate under question was quickly manufactured through illegal means during the Ogun State Assembly clearing process for all Governor’s political nominees. In all fairness, Kemi was not aware that the certificate was forged. I can tell you this bitter truth. When Kemi worked with Wale Edun, nobody asked for her NYSC certificate because she was over 30 years of age when she started work with Denham, and later became the company’s Managing Director.”


First Weekly Magazine also states that their source, stressed that 51-year old Kemi Adeosun was not aware that her NYSC Exemption certificate was forged until Premium Times broke the story about 3 months ago, and she quickly approached Governor Ibikunle Amosun for the way out, not knowing ‘His Excellency’ was behind the scandal.

“Kemi Adeosun in her letter of resignation stated that all those associates she trusted so much betrayed her. That’s a loaded conscience-pricking message for Amosun and others who stabbed her at the back for whatever reason. When the scandal hit social media, President Buhari directed Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to investigate the matter and advise him on the next steps to take, the VP knew the leakage to media came directly from Amosun and up till this moment, he is yet to get back to President Buhari until Adeosun resigned. That’s the end of the saga”.

First Weekly Magazine claimed that another exclusive source also hinted that Governor Ibikunle Amosun recently approached the Presidency over the recent Paris funds ( N16.7 Billion) allocated to Osun State, and questioned why Ogun State was not involved in the sharing of the Paris funds.

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly told him to contact the Finance Minister, his nominee to find out details but Amosun told Mr. President that he has not been speaking with Adeosun for close to 3 months now.

“Let me tell you for free, Governor Ibikunle Amosun spent nothing less than $3,000 per editorial in major Nigerian newspapers to write on Adeosun’s NYSC certificate scandal. Nigerians have now seen the final outcome as Adeosun resigned from Buhari’s government and quickly travelled to England, her place of birth to start a new life. If Kemi had obtained the NYSC Exemption through official methods, she would have replied the Premium Times within 24 hours of the leakage that her certificate is 100 % genuine. She was silent for over 3 months until her latest resignation. She was totally confused as any human being. President Buhari advised Kemi to resign because Amosun who nominated her as Finance Minister is no longer in good terms with her, and also another ‘soft-landing’ to bow out honourably over this NYSC certificate scandal.”


The forged NYSC saga has exposed the fact that the screening exercise for top politicians in Nigeria, is not as thorough as should be.

It can also be recalled that Governor Ibikunle Amosun was also briefly involved in allegation of certificate scandal during his first term as Ogun State governor, where he allegedly claimed of obtaining Msc Finance from one unknown London school. The matter later died a natural death because, Amosun quickly removed it from his CV.

What do you think of the issue of betrayal by trusted associates as claimed by Kemi Adeosun?

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