Presidency Accepts Kemi Adeosun Resignation, Replaces Her With Mrs Zainab Ahmed
Nigeria News had reported yesterday, 14th September, 2019, the resignation of the Minister of finance. Despite the rumours circulating around her departure, Presidency has on Friday, September 14, accepted the resignation of the Hon. minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun.
The resignation had generation intense speculation among Nigerians given the silence of the Adeosun and the presidency.
The minister’s resignation has put to rest months of controversy and calls for her to step down following the intrigues that greeted the forgery of NYSC exemption certificate President Muhammandu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president (media & publicity) on Friday, September 14.
The finance minister’s resignation has ended several months of controversy and silence that heralded the investigation by an online news medium that the minister forged her National Youth Service Corp exemption letter. President Buhari thanked the minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits.
Also, Buhari immediately approved that Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the minister of State Budget and National Planning should oversee the ministry of finance effective from today.
Read below is the full text of Mrs Adeosun’s resignation letter:
President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Let me commence by thanking you profusely for the honour and privilege of serving under your inspirational leadership. It has been a truly rewarding experience to learn from you and to observe at close quarters your integrity and sense of duty.
I have, today, become privy to the findings of the investigation into the allegation made in an online medium that the Certificate of Exemption from National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) that I had presented was not genuine. This has come as a shock to me and I believe that in line with this administration’s focus on integrity, I must do the honourable thing and resign.
Your Excellency, kindly permit me to outline some of the background to this matter. I was born and raised in the United Kingdom, indeed my parental family home remains in London. My visits to Nigeria up until the age of thirty-four (34) were holidays, with visas obtained in my UK passport. I obtained my first Nigerian passport at the age of thirty-four (34) and when I relocated there was debate as to whether NYSC Law applied to me. Upon enquiry as to my status relating to NYSC, I was informed that due to my residency history and having exceeded the age of thirty (30), I was exempted from the requirement to serve. Until recent events, that remained my understanding.
On the basis of that advice and with the guidance and assistance of those, I thought were trusted associates, NYSC were approached for documentary proof of status. I then received the certificate in question. Having never worked in NYSC, visited the premises, been privy to nor familiar with their operations, I had no reason to suspect that the certificate was anything but genuine. Indeed, I presented that certificate at the 2011 Ogun State House of Assembly and in 2015 for Directorate of State Services (DSS) Clearance as well as to the National Assembly for screening. Be that as it may, as someone totally committed to a culture of probity and accountability I have decided to resign with effect from Friday, 14th September, 2019.
Your Excellency, It has been an exceptional privilege to have served our nation under your leadership and to have played a role in steering our economy at a very challenging time. I am proud that Nigeria has brought discipline into its finances, has identified and is pursuing a path to long term sustainable growth that will unlock the potential in this great economy. Under your leadership, Nigeria was able to exit recession and has now started to lay the foundations for lasting growth and wealth creation. Repositioning this huge economy is not a short term task and there are no short cuts, indeed there are tough decisions still to be made but I have no doubt that your focus on infrastructural investment, revenue mobilisation and value for money in public expenditure will deliver growth, wealth and opportunity for all Nigerians.
I thank His Excellency, the Vice President and my colleagues in the Federal Executive Council for the huge pleasure and honour of working with them. I also thank most specially, the team in the ‘Finance Family’ of advisers and heads of agencies under the Ministry of Finance. Your Excellency, this group of committed Nigerians represent a range of backgrounds, ethnicities and ages. They have worked well above and beyond the call of duty to support me in the tasks assigned. The diversity in my team and their ability to work cohesively to deliver reforms, convinces me that Nigeria has the human capital required to succeed.
Your Excellency, let me conclude by commending your patience and support, during the long search for the truth in this matter. I thank you again for giving me the honour of serving under your leadership, it is a rare privilege, which I do not take for granted. As a Nigerian and committed progressive, I appreciate you for your dogged commitment to improving this nation. Please be assured, as always, of my highest regards and best wishes.
Kemi Adeosun (Mrs)
See the damages caused by heavy rainfall and flood in Lagos state today
We are just in the month of May but residents of Lagos state, in the commercial center of Nigeria have taken to social media as they complained bitterly about the havoc wrecked as result of the heavy downpour the State today, May 20, 2019.
The only reason that calls for concern is that we are still in the month of May, as Lagos state have always been one of those states yearly affected by flooding in Nigeria. This is down to the coastal location of the state coupled with poor drainage system.
The rain which started in the early hours of Monday caused many displeasure, which prompted many to take on social media to vent their discontent on the lingering problem.
Aside from the complaint of Legosians, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) reported the collapse of two buildings, one in Abule Egba and the other near Ladipo Bus Stop in Oshodi.
“A building consisting of 4 rooms built on the fence of house 13 Erinjiyan Drive off Alhaja Mulika street had collapsed due to heavy rain,” the agency disclosed.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) reported on flash floods immediately after the rain in Ijaiye inward Meiran. Some trees were fell on the road, preventing road users from moving freely. LASTMA officers swung to action to ensure the trees are cleared off the road.
Residents of Lagos have taken to twitter to call on Governor Elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to make that a top priority when sworn in.
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Dosumu Ayomide, Twitter weed laced brownies seller in an online scam scandal
A lady who deals in weed laced brownies, Dosumu Ayomide have been accused of multiple scandal by Twitter user, NIGERIA NEWS report.
Ayomide fearlessly promoted her business on Twitter sometimes last year, as she display the pictures of placed orders she delivered. This has got many people attracted to her.
Dosumu have been called out by a Twitter user, with username, @iamfemifactor for engaging in scandalous acts.
Femi Factor alleged her of taking a loan and refusing to acknowledge the money which he transferred to him. She allegedly denied receiving the money, which prompted him to call him out. Other people thereafter to Twitter to confirm that, alleging her of the said act and even shaming her.
He posted, “Here goes the story of the #5KScammer @OgShallz I dont usually call people out but taking loans and claiming not to receive it and also taking orders for your business and not delivering what people order is a big fraud and scam.”
So on Thursday I got a distress message from @ogshallz that she needed 5k which she would return by weekend, to my surprise, when i sent the money, she claimed she never recieved it, I got so worried that i even contacted barter by @theflutterwave Nd they confirmed d transaction
Was successful, but she kept denying it saying her bank’s systems were down, I even offered to help by sending her the transaction Id but she never sent back a screenshot of complaining about it. She emphasized I should send another which spooked me off right away
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Here goes the story of the #5KScammer @OgShallz I dont usually call people out but taking loans and claiming not to receive it and also taking orders for your business and not delivering what people order is a big fraud and scam. #Thread
— Femi Factor (@iamfemifactor) May 20, 2019
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