The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government has nothing more to say about Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun’s certificate forgery scandal than the explanation already given by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The minister gave this answer on Wednesday when State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, sought his response on the matter.
A report by Premium Times had accused Adeosun of forging her NYSC exemption certificate.
In a statement on Monday however, NYSC had claimed that Adeosun did apply for an exemption certificate from the scheme, but that it will investigate the authenticity of the “purported Exemption Certificate in question”.
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When asked to give the Federal Government’s response on the matter on Wednesday, Mohammed said, “The government has spoken. NYSC is part of government and I have nothing to add to what the NYSC has said”.
President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the FEC meeting. While Adeosun arrived the venue shortly after the meeting had gone into a closed session. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is in the United States of America for a public-private sector collaborative investment roadshow, was absent.
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