ADEOSUN GATE: What is the Presidency, NYSC Cooking up?

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-ADEOSUN GATE: What is the Presidency, NYSC Cooking up?

YBTC NEWS-Today is exactly 42 days since Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, (the investigative reporter from Premium Times online newspaper) brought to front the issue of the alleged fake National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) exemption letter issued to the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. The report by Premium Times revealed that Mrs Adeosun forged her NYSC exemption letter.

Yet, amidst the reactions by people from various corners in the country, both the Presidency and the NYSC have refused to say anything tangible on the issue. Although, the latter has issued an ‘obrigado’ statement some days after, noting that the Finance Minister applied for the NYSC exemption letter.

According to the statement released on July 9, 2018 as reported by Premium Times, the management of the NYSC distanced itself from the Certificate-Saga while claiming that the Minister applied for the certificate. On the same day, the newspaper revealed that, the director of information, Adenike Adeyemi stated that “the NYSC will update the newspaper and Nigerians once the verification process is concluded.” Yet, for over a month, the NYSC is still undergoing verification process of Mrs Adeosun. One will wonder if the NYSC is verifying a whole Batch or Stream.

The story by Premium Times revealed that the Minister was alleged to have skipped the mandatory one year Youth Service while noting that she forged her exemption certificate (letter) which guarantees her to work. However, if the allegation that Mrs Adeosun forged her certificate was to be true, then, it is illegal for her to still occupy a Ministerial position. It can be recalled that a Speaker of the House of Representatives, Salisu Buhari was dethroned from his seat because of alleged forgery of certificate.

For a government that came into the political realm with the slogan to fight corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari’s unwillingness to take quick action on the Adeosun scandal is a big slap to his overemphasized integrity. By now, whatever the President is trying to investigate on this saga should have been ready if only due judicial process is followed.

Seemingly, the Presidency is not willing to take any action on this issue. It can be observed that the administration of President Buhari has overtime shown its reluctance in taking actions on issues that affects its appointees. The same happened with the ‘grass cutter’ Babachir David Lawal who was engaged in shady deals and contract fraud.
In a similar vein, it took an unprecedented clash of events before the Presidency took an action to sack Lawal Daura, the Director, State Security Service (SSS) over his overzealous role in the National Assembly invasion recently. Thanks to the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for taking such drastic action. Some quarters have argued that President Muhammadu Buhari is “afraid” to take necessary and immediate action if his close aides are involved in any breach of the law.
Quite surprising or perhaps sign of guilt, the Finance Minister has refused to say anything on the matter just like her employer. On this note, Daily Trust editorial of July 15, 2018 opined that, “it is very strange indeed that a top government official will keep mute when such serious allegation is made against her. It is doubly strange that the Buhari’s led administration which at the drop of the coin touts integrity and anti-corruption as its defining ethic, has kept mute over this matter for so long”. It should be noted that Mrs Adeosun graduated at the age of 22 which makes her eligible to serve in the youth service scheme but instead applied for an exemption from the service.
It is embarrassing and highly exasperating that a government of “change” that has immensely boasted of integrity cannot relief itself with such scandal in its midst. This administration has suffered a backlash when it was discovered that a sacked Director, Abdulrasheed Maina was reinstated and even promoted without the notice of the Presidency.
Going further, it is obvious that the NYSC has declined to make any further statement on the Adeosun saga because it is afraid that it may contradict what the Presidency may say regarding the issue. Also, whatever the Presidency may be cooking up on the issue at least after 42 days, it should have been ready.
Nigerians are eagerly waiting for President Buhari’s kitchen recipes. “Yam suppose don done by now”.
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ADEOSUN GATE: What is the Presidency- NYSC Cooking up?
Today is exactly 42 days since Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, (the investigative reporter from Premium Times online newspaper) brought to front the issue of the alleged fake National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) exemption letter issued to the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

The report by Premium Times revealed that Mrs Adeosun forged her NYSC exemption letter.
Yet, amidst the reactions by people from various corners in the country, both the Presidency and the NYSC have refused to say anything tangible on the issue. Although, the latter has issued an ‘obrigado’ statement some days after, noting that the Finance Minister applied for the NYSC exemption letter.
According to the statement released on July 9, 2018 as reported by Premium Times, the management of the NYSC distanced itself from the Certificate-Saga while claiming that the Minister applied for the certificate. On the same day, the newspaper revealed that, the director of information, Adenike Adeyemi stated that “the NYSC will update the newspaper and Nigerians once the verification process is concluded.” Yet, for over a month, the NYSC is still undergoing verification process of Mrs Adeosun. One will wonder if the NYSC is verifying a whole Batch or Stream.
The story by Premium Times revealed that the Minister was alleged to have skipped the mandatory one year Youth Service while noting that she forged her exemption certificate (letter) which guarantees her to work. However, if the allegation that Mrs Adeosun forged her certificate was to be true, then, it is illegal for her to still occupy a Ministerial position. It can be recalled that a Speaker of the House of Representatives, Salisu Buhari was dethroned from his seat because of alleged forgery of certificate.
For a government that came into the political realm with the slogan to fight corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari’s unwillingness to take quick action on the Adeosun scandal is a big slap to his overemphasized integrity. By now, whatever the President is trying to investigate on this saga should have been ready if only due judicial process is followed.
Seemingly, the Presidency is not willing to take any action on this issue. It can be observed that the administration of President Buhari has overtime shown its reluctance in taking actions on issues that affects its appointees. The same happened with the ‘grass cutter’ Babachir David Lawal who was engaged in shady deals and contract fraud.
In a similar vein, it took an unprecedented clash of events before the Presidency took an action to sack Lawal Daura, the Director, State Security Service (SSS) over his overzealous role in the National Assembly invasion recently. Thanks to the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for taking such drastic action. Some quarters have argued that President Muhammadu Buhari is “afraid” to take necessary and immediate action if his close aides are involved in any breach of the law.
Quite surprising or perhaps sign of guilt, the Finance Minister has refused to say anything on the matter just like her employer. On this note, Daily Trust editorial of July 15, 2018 opined that, “it is very strange indeed that a top government official will keep mute when such serious allegation is made against her. It is doubly strange that the Buhari’s led administration which at the drop of the coin touts integrity and anti-corruption as its defining ethic, has kept mute over this matter for so long”. It should be noted that Mrs Adeosun graduated at the age of 22 which makes her eligible to serve in the youth service scheme but instead applied for an exemption from the service.
It is embarrassing and highly exasperating that a government of “change” that has immensely boasted of integrity cannot relief itself with such scandal in its midst. This administration has suffered a backlash when it was discovered that a sacked Director, Abdulrasheed Maina was reinstated and even promoted without the notice of the Presidency.
Going further, it is obvious that the NYSC has declined to make any further statement on the Adeosun saga because it is afraid that it may contradict what the Presidency may say regarding the issue. Also, whatever the Presidency may be cooking up on the issue at least after 42 days, it should have been ready.
Nigerians are eagerly waiting for President Buhari’s kitchen recipes. “Yam suppose don done by now”.

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