Kemi Adeosun: How I got my NYSC exemption certificate

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Kemi Adeosun has reportedly left Nigeria 24 hours after she resigned as the country's Minister of Finance.

However, the PDP is not satisfied with the former minister's resignation and has insisted on her immediate arrest and prosecution.

Adeosun's resignation from office followed allegations of forgery of her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

The minister felt that her position is becoming untenable and is hurting the President in the run up to the 2019 election.

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She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna, where she was born, and an MBA from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

She courted controversy again when she suspended and subsequently fired Mr Munir Gwarzo as the Director-General of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission with Gwarzo challenging her powers to suspend him. But nevertheless, it took great courage for her to resign.

Zainab Ahmed was appointed the Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company by Governor Patrick Yakowa in March, 2009. Adeosun did not comment on the claims initially, prompting criticism from her opponents. This has come as a shock to me and I believe that in line with this administration's focus on integrity, I must do the honourable thing and resign. Until recent events, that remained my understanding.

President Muhammadu Buhari accepted her resignation on Friday night, 69 days after PREMIUM TIMES first published a detailed investigation of how she obtained the fake document and went on to secure plush employments with it, including as head of Nigeria's finance ministry. I then received the certificate in question.

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