Approached by state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Mohammed said: “The government has spoken. NYSC is part of government and I have nothing to add to what the NYSC has said.”
Responding to a report by Premium Times that Adeosun allegedly forged her exemption certificate, NYSC said the minister did apply for certificate and promised to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Our attention has been drawn to the issue of the alleged forgery of an NYSC Exemption Certificate by the Honorable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun,” NYSC had said in a statement signed by Adeyemi Adenike, its director of press.
“Checking our records, Mrs. Adeosun did apply for an Exemption Certificate. We shall investigate the origin of the purported Exemption Certificate in question.”
Adeosun studied at Polytechnic of East London in 1989, and graduated at 22, according to her curriculum vitae, she was born in March 1967.
Those who are above the age of 30 years as of the time of the one-year mandatory service get exempted from NYSC.