One day after resigning from her position as finance minister, it is being reported that Kemi Adeosun has left the country.
According to our source, the resignation followed the allegation of not serving the compulsory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and obtaining a certificate that the NYSC have disowned.
It was alleged that Kemi Adeosun had resigned under pressure over controversies surrounding her NYSC certificate, but there was no confirmation yet as at the time of this report. Adeosun did not comment on the claims initially, prompting criticism from her opponents.More news: Warning of $80 oil price as sanctions on Iran bite
"The party invites Nigerians to note that President Muhammadu Buhari, whose administration has become notorious for shielding its many fraudulent and corrupt officials, could not summon the rectitude to sack Mrs. Adeosun, adding that she would have still been in office, if not for the sustained uproar by Nigerians and worldwide creditors".
The former minister expressed her gratitude for the honour to serve her country. "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", she wrote in her letter to President Buhari. My visits to Nigeria up until the age of thirty-four (34) were holidays, with visas obtained in my United Kingdom passport.
In her statement on Friday, Adeosun said her understanding was that she was exempted from the scheme because she had moved back to Nigeria from Britain, where she was born, after she had passed the required minimum age. For me at my own end as the first son of the ministry, for now it's a no. "Be that as it may, as someone totally committed to a culture of probity and accountability I have chose to resign with effect from Friday, 14th September, 2018".