– Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun Skipped NYSC & forged Certificate
What? Minster of Finance Kemi Adeosun under our Anti-corruption government has some huge skeleton under her cupboard.
So much for fighting corruption right? she is alleged to have forged NYSC exception certificates with which she has used to secure a lot of high profiled jobs in the country
However, it’s been gathered that NYSC Exemption certificate is not issued to graduates under 30. Kemi Adeosun graduated at 22 and refused to come back to Nigeria to serve her fatherland.
Eventually, as she returned in 2009, she still did not deem it necessary to complete the process.
In 2012, she forged the certificates, which does come with consequences, when offenders are fished out.
Eligible Nigerians who skipped the service are liable to be sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and/or N2,000 fine, according to Section 13 of the NYSC law. Section 13 (3) of the law also prescribes three-year jail term or option of N5,000 fine for anyone who contravenes the provision of the law as Mrs Adeosun has done.
Subsection 4 of the same section also criminalizes giving false information or illegally obtaining the agency’s certificate. It provides for up to three-year jail term for such offenders.
Mrs Adeosun’s official credentials obtained by the premium times shows that the minister parades a purported NYSC exemption certificate, which was issued in September 2009, granting her exemption from the mandatory service on account of age.
Having graduated at 22, it is obligatory for Mrs Adeosun to participate in the one-year national service, for her to qualify for any job in Nigeria.
However, at the time of her graduation, the young Folakemi Oguntomoju, as she then was, did not return to Nigeria to serve her fatherland.
When she eventually returned to Nigeria in 2002, Mrs Adeosun still did not deem it necessary to participate in the NYSC scheme. She simply accepted a job offer at a private firm, Chapel Hill Denham.
However, ostensibly concerned that she might run into trouble for skipping the mandatory scheme, Mrs Adeosun, sometime in 2009, procured a fake exemption certificate.
The NYSC does not issue exemption certificate to anyone who, like the minister, graduates before turning 30, top officials of the scheme familiar with the matter told
via; Premium Times