The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has disclosed that the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, applied for an exemption certificate.
The NYSC stated this on Monday while reacting to the online medium, The Premium Times, which claimed that Adeosun allegedly forged her NYSC discharge certificate on the grounds of age.
The NYSC further disclosed that going by Its records, Mrs. Adeosun did apply for an Exemption Certificate.
The NYSC Director of Press, Mrs Adeyemi Adenike stated this in a statement made available on Monday.
Adenike however stated that the NYSC would investigate the origin of the “allegedly forged exemption certificate purportedly being used by the minister.”
The statement reads in part, “Our attention has been drawn to the issue of the alleged forgery of an NYSC Exemption Certificate by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.
“Checking our records, Mrs. Adeosun did apply for an Exemption Certificate. We shall investigate the origin of the purported Exemption Certificate in question.”
The 12 months service, organised by the NYSC, is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from universities or equivalent institutions and are less than 30 years of age.
The online medium had on July 7 reported that the minister did not only fail to participate in the mandatory one year national youth service but procured a fake exemption certificate in 2009.