ICPC stops investigation into Adeosun’s NYSC certificate scandal

Nigeria Federal Minister of Finanace, Kemi Adeosun

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has stopped investigations into the forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate obtained by former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

Mrs Adeosun, who resigned on Friday, admitted that the NYSC exemption certificate was not genuine.

ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a text message to PUNCH on Monday, said: “We stepped down the investigation into the matter so as not to duplicate the efforts of another agency which had taken it up.”

Mrs Okoduwa did not specify the agency for follow-up enquiries.

This comes just as the NYSC said it had concluded its investigative report on the matter and submitted it to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, its supervising ministry.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday named Zainab Ahmed as acting minister of finance to replace Mrs Adeosun who reportedly travelled out of Nigeria on Saturday.

Mrs Ahmed was until her recent appointment the minister of state, budget and national planning.

She assumed duties at her new office on Monday.