Nigerians React To Zainab Ahmed’s Appointment As Minister Of Finance

16 September, 2018, 15:55 | Author: Carlos George
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President Muhammadu Buhari accepted Adeosun's resignation on Friday night, 69 days after the scandal of her fake NYSC credential broke into the Nigerian media.

"I have, today, become privy to the findings of the investigation into the allegation made in an online medium that the Certificate of Exemption from National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) that I had presented was not genuine".

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's finance minister has resigned her position over claims of certificate forgery uncovered by a local portal, Premium Times.

It is however not immediately clear when she submitted her resignation letter and why.

Also, she contributed to the floating of several multibillion-dollar Eurobond offerings and led Nigeria's discussions with multilateral institutions.

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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".

Ahmed before her new appointment was the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning. I obtained my first Nigerian passport at the age of thirty-four (34) and when I relocated there was debate as to whether NYSC Law applied to me.

"Our investigations reveal that the Federal Government, which earlier made efforts to defend Mrs. Adeosun, has already perfected a plot to help her to evade prosecution following fears that she could open up on the huge corruption going on in the financial sector under the Buhari administration".

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.

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