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Buhari can’t sack Adeosun over an allegation still under investigation by NYSC— Lai

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Buhari can’t sack Adeosun over an allegation still under investigation by NYSC— Lai

The Federal Government has said that investigations are still ongoing into allegations of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate forgery levelled against the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who insisted that the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari remains intact despite not acting on the allegation yet.

The minister, who stated this when he paid a visit to the headquarters of the Authority Newspapers in Abuja on Monday, also disclosed that President Buhari was only waiting for the conclusion of the investigation before acting.

According to Mohammed, the appropriate agencies were still investigating the allegation against the finance minister and should be allowed to do their jobs.

“Until when an allegation is proven, you do not expect the President to act.

“The appropriate agencies have spoken and they say they are investigating. The only thing we can do is to wait.

“By saying that the minister should resign or be sacked while investigation is still ongoing may also not be feasible in our clime because of the level of false accusations.

“How many times have they accused me of embezzlement? Even recently, they said my driver jumped out of the car, abandoned me and decamped to Peoples Democratic Party.

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“People even made the allegation that President Buhari did not have certificate.’’

The minister also said acting befire the conclusion of investigation would mean that the president is usurping of the powers of the investigating agencies.

“For instance, people have come to me that so and so TV and Radio stations are spreading fake news and I should shut them down.

“I told them that I do not have the power to do so; it is the responsibility of the National Broadcasting Commission, even though it is an agency under my watch.

“We are as concerned as you are; but having spent some time in government, you will see that a lot of lies are being peddled about us.”

 

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