Presidency officially defends Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun on allegation of NYSC forgery


The Presidency yesterday officially reacted to the forgery allegation against the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun saying the allegation was unproven, as naysayers were bent on nailing her irrespective of investigations.

Adeosun was alleged to have presented forged Exemption Certificate from the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, as part of her credentials to the Senate.

The NYSC and the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, had in separate assertions, claimed that investigation into the matter was ongoing.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, during an interview said the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed has spoken on the matter and a process is ongoing to address the allegations.

He revealed that when that process is completed, Nigerians will know the outcome.

However the Presidency’s assertions were immediately dismissed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which said the administration had come to its wit’s end and that the Adeosun episode portrayed the administration as fraudulent.