Breaking: NYSC speaks on Kemi Adeosun’s alleged certificate scandal

National Youths Service Corps has spoken on the alleged forgery of NYSC discharge certificate by the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun NYSC spokesperson, Adenike Adeyemi earlier said the corps would soon issue an official statement on Adeosun’s alleged certificate scandal – Adeyemi later said it would take the corps a little more time before releasing a detailed statement about the matter National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday, July 9, reacted to an alleged report that the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun failed to undertake the mandatory one year national service after her graduation. Premium Times reports that the NYSC’s director of public relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said the service is working towards verification of Adeosun’s certificate. It gathered that Adeyemi later attributed the delay to the need by the organisation to “get a little more time to get the records straight.” Below is the text of the director’s interview: I agree with you, the request has been received at the NYSC headquarters, and you would want the NYSC to verify that certificate which you said was submitted by the honourable minister. The NYSC as a public institution and organisation where some information is domiciled for public interest will definitely not hoard any information. But whatever we are releasing from this organisation, from our tables, must definitely be subjected to every test so that when we say this is verified or not verified we stand by our words. Your request has been received and is being worked upon and the moment the verification process is concluded you will be given the right response. At no point in time will the NYSC, being a public institution, not respond to public enquiry. Any enquiry will be responded to and, definitely, everything that would come from our organisation would have been subjected to every test of integrity and having passed the test of integrity, which we uphold very dearly, the response will be given. You may just need to give a little more time[…]

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