” Osinbajo Likes A Post Calling For Kemi Adeosun’s Resignation Over NYSC Certificate Forgery

A funny drama involving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo played out today on Twitter after a Twitter user @GbengaGold called for the resignation of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who in an exclusive report by Premium Times was accused of certificate forgery.

Premium Times reported that Adeosun failed to
participate in the mandatory service scheme
after completion of her university education in

Nigeria’s 23rd Finance minister earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from
the University of East London, and a
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial
Management from the University of London.

She allegedly forged an exemption certificate
many years after her graduation from the
University of East London, Premium Times

It was also alleged in the report that Adeosun’s
official credentials show that she parades a
purported NYSC exemption certificate, which was
issued in September 2009, granting her
exemption from the mandatory service on
account of age. Meanwhile, Adeosun qualified
as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of
Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in

The National Youths Service Corps coordinates
the National Youths service, a one-year-long
service compulsory for all Nigerians who
graduate from universities or equivalent
institutions and are below the age of 30.

The service is a requirement for government
and private sector jobs in Nigeria. The Nigerian
law prescribes punishment for anyone who
absconds from the scheme or forges its
certificates.The Section 13 of the NYSC law
states that eligible Nigerians who skipped the
service are liable to be sentenced to 12 months
imprisonment and/or N2,000 fine.

Subsection 3 of the same section of the NYSC law
also prescribes three-year jail term or option
of N5,000 fine for anyone who contravenes the
provision of the law. In subsection 4 of the
same section, giving false information or
obtaining the agency’s certificate illegally is
criminal with a jail sentence of up to three-

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