Yoruba Elders Laud Kemi Adeosun Over Resignation

Nigeria's Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCF) has commended the former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun over her resignation.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted Adeosun’s resignation letter as Minister of Finance while also replacing her with Zainab Ahmed.

Adeosun had in her letter said she resigned following an allegation of forged NYSC certificate against her.

Reacting in a statement on Saturday, the Secretary-General of YCE, Dr Kunle Olajide, said Adeosun was a victim of mischievous individuals involved in the process that produced the forged certificate.

Olajide noted that there were government officials who had been accused of one fraudulent practice but still remained in government.

He said: “YCE received the news of Adeosun’s exit from the cabinet with sadness and joy. It was with sadness because she was exiting office in an inglorious circumstance.

“Her pedigree and antecedent as mentioned in her resignation letter, however, speak volume of her confidence, character and capability.

“We are proud of her achievements in office because she assumed duty at a difficult time in the history of the country. She steered Nigeria out of recession when many did not give her a chance to do so.

“YCE commends her courage to resign honourably when she discovered that her NYSC certificate was not genuine.”



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