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Kemi Adeosun

One day after resigning from her position as finance minister, it is being reported that Kemi Adeosun has left the country.

Premium Times reports that sources close to Adeosun confirmed the development.

“She has left Nigeria. She most likely is in the UK by now,” Premium Times quoted a source as saying.

The paper added:

When PREMIUM TIMES called her Nigerian line several times Saturday night, it rang through each time in the Europe internal phone ringing effect.

Telecoms experts who also dialled her number at PREMIUM TIMES’ instance Saturday evening also said the telephone certainly did not ring in Nigeria.

Kemi had resigned from her position on Friday after a report disclosed that she has been using a fake National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

11 Comments

  1. Internet EFCC

    September 16, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Diezani of APC. When dem go list properties ehn??. Dem just dey use these women as collateral.

    • Tolu

      September 16, 2018 at 11:32 am

      I agree that they’ve used her as collateral but her stealing cannot be on the same level as Diezani

  2. by_stander

    September 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    talk about legging it!

  3. Truth

    September 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    The funny thing with this Adeosun saga is that majority of those casting aspersion on her use a fake age for their job applications. I am talking about you, yes you. You know yourselves. Is your Driver’s licence original? Do you have original insurance paper? How did you get your Nigerian passports? Did you stay on the queue for 3 days or you paid someone? Kemi did what we all do to expedite services in Nigeria on a daily basis and got burnt. She is guilty of fraud by gross negligence, agreed, but i won’t be the first to cast the stone. Nigeria, the hypocrisy capital of the world.

    Our systems are archaic and they need a complete overhaul.. Mrs Adeosun ought to have been exempted from the program in a country with an effective system. We have Nigerians in diaspora working and holding juicy positions in other countries.

    Let us explore her situation. She was born in England. At the time she graduated from a polytechnic she had no Nigerian citizenship. She had Nigerian parents but no Nigerian passport. She visited Nigeria all the time on UK passport. She was effectively a UK citizen.
    She added a Nigerian citizenship to her status when she picked a Nigerian passport. And she did that at 34.

    At 34 when she formally became a Nigerian she had passed the age for compulsory participation in the NYSC program. So she was entitled to a mandatory exemption. She could have no reasonable motive at that point to forge an exemption certificate. And she applied for the exemption. Our processes are tedious. Our public offices are impossible. Agents are indispensable. Those who have lived abroad are most vulnerable to these crooks who loiter around government offices. She must have trusted one of them. And that fellow must have betrayed her trust. He procured for her a ‘wait and take’ oluwole exemption certificate. And moved on.

    It’s a technical infringement. Assuming NYSC had a functioning and updated website 20 years ago, with all the FAQ supported with comprehensive answers, Kemi wouldn’t have had to rely on “trusted” associate to get the right counsel. Assuming Nigerian embassy in UK provided NYSC consulting services, she might have gotten the right information.

    I cringe when i see other citizens in diaspora go to their embassies to vote during general elections. As i write now, we can’t get a PVC if we reside outside Nigeria. We can’t vote either. This is the same system failure that led Kemi to this mess. Perhaps, if we address these system failures, we would be able to encourage talents in diaspora hoping to serve their country meritoriously without the bureaucratic baggage of a useless NYSC exercise.

    • didi

      September 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Please madam TRUTH you have no proof that KEMI adeosun forged the papers herself like we heard she has been abroad all her life, so its possible she was given forged nysc papers. So lets stopped concluding she is guilty, though i agree with the rest of what you have said. Also it will shock you there are people who have never cheated, stolen or defraud anyone including the little insignificant things.

    • didi

      September 17, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Sorry dear @ truth nowi know we are totally on the same thought path on this matter, couldnt read all u wrote until now.

    • TheRealist

      September 18, 2018 at 2:35 am

      @Truth, there are more countries without absentee balloting (ie, voting from abroad) than the converse, so Nigeria is certainly not unique or peculiar in that regard. Personally, I believe that those who vote in Nigeria should suffer/enjoy the consequences of their votes.

      As a Nigerian born and raised abroad (and btw you can be Nigerian without a Nigerian passport), the dichotomy that I continue to personally witness in the treatment between “Oyibo Nigerians” (for lack of a better term) and home-bred Nigerians, from employment to everything else, sometimes borders on Apartheid. Accordingly, I suspect that if this woman was born and raised In Benin Republic and held a Beninoise (or even Ghanaian) passport until she was 34, there would no be so much angst at (or ‘understanding”) of the fraudulent conduct that she benefited from.

  4. whocares

    September 17, 2018 at 10:07 am

    You win the internet today. my own simplistic analysis was that she has been doing a great job in her position, and this is all part of a very elaborate smear campaign to discredit her. .. yes, even if she did get fake nysc certificate.. we move on, there have been WORST scandals other Nigerian politicians have faced, or been a part of including and not limited to embezzling: our president faked his certificate for crying out loud, yet we still elected him!!!
    I am actually very sorry she resigned. There was a time a video went viral and it was captioned as “kemi adeosun in a flight on virgin plane” it was some woman bring very crude arguing loudly in the plane. Of course it wasn’t her, but that video with the caption went viral, for the sole purpose again to discredit her- a young woman, in a high profession, doing a fantastic job of it as well. We can’t have good things in Nigeria i tell you.

    • Dayo

      September 18, 2018 at 2:53 am

      Whocares, exactly how is she doing a “fantastic job”?

      Nigeria’s external debt under her and Buhari has ballooned and is approaching the unsustainable level that Nigeria had before seeking debt forgiveness under the Obasanjo government. Unemployment figures has risen every year under her watch has officially risen every year she has been in office, and only the Good Lord knows what the real figures are. Meanwhile, even taking into account the 2016 oil price crash, GDP growth is an anemic 1.5%. That ‘growth’ of course is primarily driven by oil price recovery (up to approx $80 bbl presently), and is significantly down from the 6-7% growth rate in the decade or so preceding the PMB administration, and which in real terms is a negative rate given that the population growth rate is over 3%. Abegi, there’s more to doing this job than blowing phonetics and gallivanting the globe.

  5. Truthseconder

    September 17, 2018 at 10:37 am

    @truth; I’m with you on this one!!! I feel so sad that she had to leave this way….

  6. Ovadje

    September 18, 2018 at 1:08 am

    SAD to see the so-called “Truth” and other supposedly educated and enlightened folks making excuses for CRIMINAL behavior. That lack of a moral compass is a major reason why Nigeria will never progress.

    First, please do not presume that everyone cheats or cuts corners (frankly when folks make that sort of projection, it merely says a lot about them), nor otherwise seek to normalize CRIMINAL behavior. Nonetheless, even presuming that others do so, those in a position of PUBLIC TRUST and leadership (and who are entrusted the public purse and are paid/fed by taxpayers) should, like Caesar’s wife, be above board. For the avoidance of doubt, this episode involved at least 2 CRIMES – (1) forgery and (2) holding a position that by law she is not qualified/eligible to hold.

    It’s time that we quit this “manage am” mentality start holding our leaders (and in fact ourselves) to HIGHER standards. Good riddance!!

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