The federal government has reacted to alleged certificate forgery involving the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun. According to Premium Times report, Adeosun failed to take part in the compulsory national service after university graduation, but later obtained a NYSC exemption certificate.
The National Youth Service Scheme, which administers the one-year service, on Monday released a vague statement that effectively confirmed the scandal. It claimed investigations were still ongoing.
“I have nothing to add to what the NYSC has said. The NYSC is part of government and it has spoken,” Mr Lai Mohammed said. It is the government’s first public comment on the case.