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Bakare, Adeosun In Crucial Meeting With Buhari [Updated]

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun is currently in a crucial meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

ElombahNews correspondent gathered that Mrs. Adeosun appeared in the meeting tugging along President Buhari’s former running mate, Pastor Tunde Bakare.

It was also gathered that the meeting is most likely in connection with the certificate forgery scandal hanging on the neck of the embattled Minister.

Recall that this medium had, a few days ago reported that the Finance Minister did not participate in the mandatory one-year national youth service scheme, rather, forged an exemption certificate many years after graduation.


Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun forged NYSC exemption certificate, did illegal jobs – Premium Times

Reacting on the scandal, the National Youth Service Corps [NYSC] administration said that Adeosun’s exemption certificate is questionable.


Adeosun’s Exemption Certificate Questionable — NYSC

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Pastor Bakare arrived the presidential villa together with the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, at about 2.30p.m.

Bakare, former running mate to Buhari as then presidential candidate under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), in 2011, was led into the president’s office by the minister.

Pastor Bakare, who buried his mother on 30 June, had criticised the Buhari administration over the economic and security situation across the country.

The minister of finance, Adeosun, had been enmeshed in controversy over the genuineness of her  National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, however, dismissed the allegation against Adeosun, saying that the authorities of the NYSC had already addressed the matter

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