Kemi Adeosun has reportedly returned to UK, her base, after she tendered her resignation letter September 14, 2018.
She agreed in her letter that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was not original, an offence punishable under the NYSC law.
She had been Nigeria’s finance minister since November 2015, after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her.
Adeosun would be remembered as one of the most vibrant finance ministers Nigeria ever had, but that didn’t come without challenges along the way.
President Buhari accepted her resignation letter Friday night, after a media offensive against the UK-born senior cabinet member.
It’d be recalled that Premium Times first published a detailed investigation of how she got the fake NYSC exemption letter that later messed her up.
In her resignation letter which was published by the presidential media unit, Kemi Adeosun accepted responsibility for the fake document.
She said she did not know the certificate was forged because it was obtained in privy after she returned from the UK.
“.…I then received the certificate in question. Having never worked in NYSC, visited the premises, been privy to nor familiar with their operations, I had no reason to suspect that the certificate was anything but genuine.
“Indeed, I presented that certificate at the 2011 Ogun State House of Assembly and in 2015 for Directorate of State Services (DSS) Clearance as well as to the National Assembly for screening,” she said in her letter to Mr. President.
While some Nigerians praised her boldness to accept responsibility and resign, some others opined that she should be prosecuted in accordance with Nigerian law.
“She has left Nigeria,” a source said. “She most likely is in the UK by now,” Premium Times quoted a source as saying.
The question now is:
Who obtained fake NYSC certificate for Mrs. Kemi Adeosun?
We may not get answer to this unless a thorough investigation is conducted on who and how the fake NYSC document was obtained.