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THE NYSC SAGA MADE HER POSITION UNTENABLE! Mixed reactions trail Kemi Adeosun’s resignation

Kemi Adeosun


THE NYSC SAGA MADE HER POSITION UNTENABLE! Mixed reactions trail Kemi Adeosun’s resignation

Nigerians on Twiter are having a field day arguing for and against the resignation of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

After the unexpected news circulated on the internet, some social media savvy Nigerians analysed why she should resign at such a crucial period in Buhari’s administration.

Some praised her boldness by saying she towed the path of honour while some opined that it’s a rare gesture coming from a public servant.

On the other hand, some social media commentators compared her to “greedy” and unrepentant politicians who would rather hold their positions by hook or crook than vacate the “juicy” seat

However, while an official statement has not been released from Adeosun, the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr. Joe Abah confirmed her resignation on his Twitter page.

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@DrJoeAbah wrote;

“I have just received, with sadness, news that Kemi Adeosun has resigned. She is a talented, courageous woman who drove a lot of important reforms as Minister of Finance.

“However, the NYSC saga had made her position untenable & the situation was only going to go from bad to worse.”

On the 7th of  July, Premium Times alleged that Adeosun had illegally obtained her NYSC exemption certificate to get into public office.

Afterwards, NYSC Director of Press and Public relations, Adeyemi Adenike on July 9, released a statement that confirmed that Adeosun legitimately submitted a request for an exemption certificate, but also stated that investigations were still ongoing to verify the approval of the exemption certificate.

Adeosun was born in 1967 in London, England. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994.

The 51-year-old commenced her career as an accounting assistant at British Telecom, London, from 1989 till 1990, after which she moved to Goodman Jones, London, working as a Senior audit officer from 1990 till 1993.

She became Manager of Internal Audit at London Underground, London and Prism Consulting from 1994 till 2000 before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, London as Senior Manager from 2000 till 2002.

In 2002, Kemi became financial controller at Chapel Hill Denham Management and subsequently, Managing Director in 2010. After working with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director from 2010 to 2011, she was appointed Ogun State’s Commissioner of Finance 2011. Kemi maintained this role from 2011 to 2015.

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In November 2015, Miss Adeosun Kemi was appointed Nigeria’s Minister of Finance by President Muhammadu Buhari. During the annual general meeting of Afreximbank in Abuja to commemorate its 25th anniversary, Adeosun was elected chairman of the board of the bank.

Adeosun will succeed the outgoing chairman Ndagijimana Uzziel, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Rwanda.

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