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AdeosunGate: President Buhari, finance minister Kemi Adeosun silent over NYSC certificate scandal


AdeosunGate: President Buhari, finance minister Kemi Adeosun silent over NYSC certificate scandal

president spokes man, Femi Adesina, stated in a statement that Kemi Adeosun the minister finance, has “seen” President Muhammadu Buhari thrice since her certificate forgery scandal was exposed, a presidential aide said on Friday.

“Mrs Adeosun had seen President Buhari not fewer than three times earlier in the week, and did not need to meet with him again on Friday,” he said in the statement.

The story showed how the minister has been presenting a forged NYSC certificate to secure jobs including her present role as finance minister, in violation of Nigerian laws.

Since the forgery was revealed last Saturday, Mrs Adeosun, like President Buhari, has kept mute on the issue, without making direct reference to the certificate scandal, Mr Adesina tried to downplay Mrs Adeosun’s presence at Mr Buhari’s office on Friday.

He also said reports that Mrs Adeosun met Mr Buhari in company of a cleric, Tunde Bakare, was not true.

Meanwhile Mr Bakare clarified that his private meeting with Mr Buhari had nothing to do with Mrs Adeosun.

Mr Bakare, an old ally of the president, was his running mate in the 2011 presidential elections.

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