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Adeosun fights for survival, meets Buhari in closed door meeting with spiritual leader

Embattled Finance minister Kemi Adeosun is seeking support of influential spiritual leader and pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, to settle alleged forgery issues.

 

Per Second News gathered that she is currently in a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja.

Pastor Tunde Bakare and the embattled Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, were seen entering the President’s office at about 2.30pm on Friday.

 

Dressed in agbada, the cleric clutching a black bag walking side by side Adeosun, engaged in a discussion.

 

The former running mate to Buhari as then presidential candidate under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), had recently chastised the president over the worsening economic and security situation in the country.

It was not clear why he was in the company of the Finance Minister who had been engrossed in alleged forgery of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

An online newspaper, Primium Times,  recently reported that the minister submitted a forged NYSC exemption certificate for her ministerial screening when she was not eligible to have one having graduated at the age of 22.

To be eligible to be issued the certificate, the applicant must have graduated at the age of 30 and above.

The NYSC which confirmed that she applied for an exemption certificate, has however promised to investigate the one in her possession.

The Minister’s inability to offer a convincing explanation since the scandal broke out has fueled doubts about Adeosun’s leadership at the ministry of finance with Nigerians in their thousands asking the minister to resign.
Section 13 (3) of the NYSC law prescribes three-year jail term or option of N5,000 fine for anyone who contravenes provision of the law as Mrs Adeosun has done.

 

Subsection 4 of the same section also criminalises giving false information or illegally obtaining the agency’s certificate.It provides for up to three-year jail term for such offenders.

 

Reports in the media reveal that the NYSC is under intense pressure to cover up the alleged crime.

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