NYSC disowns Kemi Adeosun’s exemption certificate scandal

Premium Times had over the weekend published a report in which it was alleged that Adeosun skipped the mandatory NYSC scheme and also forged her exemption certificate.

The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has reacted to the NYSC scandal involving Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

The year-long service, organised by the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from universities or equivalent institutions and are less than 30 years of age.

Reacting to the report, the NYSC Director of Press, Adeyemi Adenika in a statement released in Abuja today, said that the scheme would investigate the origin of the allegedly forged exemption certificate purportedly being used by the minister.

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,” Adenike said.

The full text of the NYSC’s statement is produced below:

PRESS RELEASE

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.

Thank you.

Adeyemi Adenike (Mrs.)

Director, Press and Public Relations

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