Nigeria’s Finance Minister Adeosun resigns- report - BUSINESSDAY

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

by Tony Ailemen, Abuja.


Nigerian Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has resigned, the Abuja-based Daily Trust reported without citing people close to her.

The resignation relates to a dispute over whether she did a compulsory stint with the National Youth Service Corps, the newspaper said, citing one of the sources.

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The Presidency however has refused to confirm or deny reports of alleged resignation of Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, while responding to enquiries by BusinessDay on the issue on Friday at the Presidential Villa, declared that “ there is nothing to hide. Like pregnancy, if it is true, it will show”

Adesina, who had attended the meeting of Abia elders who met with President Buhari, did not however speak further on the issue.

The Finance Minister, has been in the eyes of the storm over “alleged forgery” of National Youth Service Corps NYSC, exemption Certificate.

BusinessDay however gathered on Friday that the Minister was in her “ office working”

A source close to the Ministry who spoke on conditions of anonymity could not confirm if the Minister has resigned but simply said “ as far as we know, the Minister is in her office now, working.


Tony Ailemen, Abuja.


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