Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Full Text: Kemi Adeosun’s resignation letter to Buhari

Full Text: Kemi Adeosun’s resignation letter to Buhari

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has resigned from her position, 69 days after her certificate scandal.

"I have, today, become privy to the findings of the investigation into the allegation made in an online medium that the Certificate of Exemption from National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) that I had presented was not genuine", the embattled minister said in her letter.

Kemi Adeosun, the finance minister until yesterday, in her letter of resignation to President Muhammadu Buhari responded for the first time officially to the allegation of forging the NYSC exemption certificate, by expressing profound shock.

With her admission to receiving the certificate from the unnamed persons, it is unclear if the Nigerian government will prosecute the minister in line with the provisions of the NYSC Act. I only wished she had done this earlier.

Cleveland Browns announce plans to release WR Josh Gordon on Monday
Few players were more thrilling than Josh Gordon when he was actually on the field for the Cleveland Browns . ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Browns are "far more likely" to trade Gordon rather than release him.

Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina
When Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Caroline, Weather Channel reporter Mike Seidel was out in the storm reporting live. As of 5 a.m., Florence was 25 miles (55 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Sterling fit for City v Fulham as contract negotiations drag on
De Bruyne, who joined City from Wolfsburg in 2015, signed a six-year deal at The Etihad in January. Last December, Silva's son Mateo was born prematurely.

During her time as Finance Minister, She set up "The Efficiency Unit", cut thousands of ghost workers from the government's payroll, led the whistleblower programme and championed the government's tax amnesty programme - the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme.

Adeosun has since been replaced by Zainab Ahmed, who until Friday was a junior minister in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning.

Adeosun who was schooled and graduated overseas at 22, did not return to Nigeria until she was 34 and did not serve the mandatory one year.

In 2010, she was appointed to serve as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. I was born and raised in the United Kingdom, indeed my parental family home remains in London. Until recent events, that remained my understanding.

Like this: