Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Kemi Adeosun departs Nigeria

Nigeria's finance minister resigns over forged document Nigeria finance minister resigns amid certificate fraud
Ellis Copeland | 16 September, 2018, 15:57

Adeosun resigned her appointment on Friday, 69 days after an online medium published a report that her NYSC certificate was not issued by the Corps.

Nigeria's former finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has left the country, a day after her resignation, sources close to her told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday.

Buhari, who had since accepted her letter of resignation, thanked Adeosun for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits.

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

During her time as Finance Minister, She set up "The Efficiency Unit", cut thousands of ghost workers from the government's payroll, led the whistleblower programme and championed the government's tax amnesty programme - the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme.

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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.

The president also approved that Zainab Ahmed, the minister of state for budget and national planning, should oversee the ministry immediately.

The 58-year-old is also a former Exective Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). My visits to Nigeria up until the age of thirty-four (34) were holidays, with visas obtained in my United Kingdom passport.

"On the basis of that advice and with the guidance and assistance of those, I thought were trusted associates, NYSC were approached for documentary proof of status".

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