Nigeria's finance minister resigns over forged document

Is Kemi Adeosun going to face prosecution now that she has resigned

Nigeria's finance minister resigns over forged document

The former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun has departed the shores of Nigeria.

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.

Adeosun's departure is coming 24 hours after she resigned as finance minister following the certificate forgery allegation levelled against her.

However, in an update, an aide to the minister has insisted that the she has not resigned her position as earlier reported.

In a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President thanked the minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits. Her flagship policy was a bid to improve tax collection and shore up the country's finances by cracking down on mismanagement by government agencies.

Nigerian university students have to do a year of national service upon graduation as a way of ensuring that graduates contributed to Nigeria's development. Those exempt include people who graduate after 30 or served in the military or police for more than nine months by the time they finish their studies. Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation with almost 200 million inhabitants, is scheduled to hold general elections in February, with Buhari seeking a second term.

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