Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has resigned.
It is not clear when she submitted her resignation letter.
According to a Daily Trust report Friday, the resignation followed the allegation of not serving the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and obtaining a certificate that the NYSC has disowned.
The minister, the report said, felt that her position is becoming untenable and is hurting the President in the run up to the 2019 election.
On July 7, Premium Times published an exclusive report which detailed how Adeosun did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme and #AdeosunGate was born. It also exposed how the minister allegedly forged an exemption certificate many years after graduation.
The Presidency, safe for the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, saying on national television many weeks later that the minister’s alleged NYSC certificate forgery was under investigation, was said to have done nothing. Shehu, who could not say how long the investigation would take then, explained that it would be made public after it was concluded.
Born March 9, 1967, she was appointed finance minister on November 11, 2015. She 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 qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994.
Adeosun began her career as an accounting assistant at British Telecom, London, from 1989 till 1990, after which she moved to Goodman Jones, London, working as a Senior audit officer from 1990 till 1993. She became Manager of Internal Audit at London Underground, London and Prism Consulting from 1994 till 2000 before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, London as Senior Manager from 2000 till 2002. In 2002, Kemi became financial controller at Chapel Hill Denham Management and subsequently, Managing Director in 2010. After working with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director from 2010 to 2011, she was appointed Ogun State’s Commissioner of Finance 2011. Kemi maintained this role from 2011 to 2015.