I Don’t Know My NYSC Exemption Certificate Was Forged. Someone Did It For Me. – Kemi Adeosun, Finance Minister.
After about two weeks after the abnormalities surrounding the embattled Finance Minister, Ms Kemi Adeosun, she has broken her silence. Adeosun narrated that she did not apply for the exemption herself and not aware that what the ‘agent’ gave her was not from NYSC.
I was born in London and also had all my education there. I graduated at 22 and started working immediately. When I returned to Nigeria in 2000s, I knew about the national labour law requirements, including NYSC participation or exemption, but didn’t know how to go about it.
I relied on 3rd parties to assist and it looks like they took inappropriate steps. I am shocked and equally embarrassed to learn about this. I should have checked before now and I accept the blame for their wrongdoing because they acted on my behalf.
I accept full responsibility for this incident and regret that it even happened in the first place. I
am prepared to do whatever that is required to redeem these grave errors.
I regret any inconvenience that this may have caused the government which I currently serve and the good people of Nigeria.” Kemi Adeosun.