An exemption certificate which Premium Times has claimed to have obtained may have further
rubbished the authenticity of the purported NYSC certificate being paraded by Finance Minister Kemi
By the provision of the National Youths Service Act, some categories of Nigerians are eligible for
exemption from the mandatory service. However, according to Premium Times, Mrs Adeosun remains
ineligible because she did not satisfy any of the requirements for eligibility.
After a three-month investigation, PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday published details of how the finance
minister submitted a fake NYSC’s exemption certificate to the Nigerian authorities after she skipped the
mandatory national service upon graduation at 22.
Details published by this newspaper on Monday showed that the questionable certificate was among
credentials submitted by Mrs Adeosun to facilitate her appointment and screening in 2015.