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Federal govt reacts to Adeosun NYSC certificate scandal

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The federal government has made its first public reaction on the certificate forgery scandal involving the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun.

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said he had nothing further to add to the NYSC’s position. “I have nothing to add to what the NYSC has said. The NYSC is part of government and it has spoken,” Mr Mohammed said.

Adeosun allegedly forged NYSC exemption certificate with which she has taken up top profile government positions.

Adeosun is yet to comment four days after the exclusive report was published.

The National Youth Service Scheme, which administers the one-year service, on Monday released a vague statement that effectively confirmed the scandal. It claimed investigations were still ongoing.

Several calls and request for information to different officials have gone unanswered in the past days.

Nigerians and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party have warned the government against sweeping the matter under the carpet.

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