Zainab Ahmed takes over Finance Ministry after Adeosun’s exit

Nigeria's finance minister resigns over forged document

Nigeria finance minister resigns amid certificate fraud

Kemi Adeosun has reportedly left Nigeria 24 hours after she resigned as the country's Minister of Finance.

It is not clear when she submitted her resignation letter.

Premium Times in July 2018 reported that the minister had forged her National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, certificate.

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"The President thanked the minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits", his office said, adding that deputy budget minister, Zainab Ahmed, would oversee her portfolio.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna, where she was born, and an MBA from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

Though her media aides did not come on record to speak to the press, they allowed journalists to see the Minister's auto port to confirm that she was on seat and has not resigned.

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Also, she contributed to the floating of several multibillion-dollar Eurobond offerings and led Nigeria's discussions with multilateral institutions. I obtained my first Nigerian passport at the age of thirty-four (34) and when I relocated there was debate as to whether NYSC Law applied to me.

"This has come as a shock to me and I believe that in line with this administration's focus on integrity, I must do the honourable thing and resign", said Adeosun, appointed by Buhari in 2015. I then received the certificate in question.

"The party invites Nigerians to note that President Muhammadu Buhari, whose administration has become notorious for shielding its many fraudulent and corrupt officials, could not summon the rectitude to sack Mrs. Adeosun, adding that she would have still been in office, if not for the sustained uproar by Nigerians and worldwide creditors".

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