President Buhari Accepts Finance Minister, Adeosun’s Resignation

Nigeria's finance minister resigns over forged document

The appointment was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari Friday, after accepting the resignation of the holder, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

Adeosun, 51, said she was quitting to protect the integrity of the government.

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Ms Adeosun's resignation follows months of speculation in local media about whether her National Youth Service Corps certificate was genuine.

"The President thanked the minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits", his office said, adding that deputy budget minister, Zainab Ahmed, would oversee her portfolio. She got her first degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University in 1981, after-which she proceeded to Ogun State University for her MBA.

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The opposition party also stated that Buhari must be held responsible for all infractions in the finance ministry under Adeosun, as he appointed and retained her despite having information on the certificate forgery. But nevertheless, it took great courage for her to resign.

"The PDP is also aware of plots by the Federal Government to secretly move her out of the country, and for that, we urge the global community to be at alert and ensure she is repatriated to face justice in Nigeria should the Federal Government succeeds in its devious plan", Ologbodiyan claimed.

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Adeosun, born and raised in the United Kingdom, explained that her "trusted associates" got her the now questionable document because she was not "familiar with their [NYSC] operations". I then received the certificate in question. Until I hear from her, my assumption is that it's not true. "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".

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