Certificate Forgery: NYSC Is Irrelevant, Nothing Will Make Us Sack Adeosun – Sagay

Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance (right)


Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has said that nothing will make the federal government sack the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun who has been accused of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

Recall that Premium Times had broken the news of the forgery of Adeosun’s NYSC exemption certificate 34 days ago.

She is, however, yet to react to the allegation.


Speaking with The Nation on Thursday, Sagay said the youth service is irrelevant as far as he is concerned, adding that the federal government cannot afford to lose Adeosun.

He said, “Let me tell you my reaction. This woman is a brilliant and extremely valuable member of this government.

“A lot of the good things happening now – the welfare that Nigerians are enjoying and are going to enjoy, because it takes time, and the way our economy is booming, how we got out of recession – are due to her expertise, her commitment, her sacrifice.

“There is nothing in this world that will make me remove such a woman from the government. The PDP can weep from now until there is no tear in their body; she is going to be there. We cannot afford to lose that woman.

“Who cares about youth service? I don’t bloody care whether she did youth service or not. It’s irrelevant as far as I am concerned.


“I don’t believe it. I don’t see anything serious about not doing youth service. I don’t see anything serious about it. That’s my own bias, not government’s.

“I’m telling you now. If I were President Buhari, I would never, ever touch that woman because she’s damn good.”


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