Mrs Kemi Adeosun resigned as the minister of finance over National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery. Mrs. Adeosun, until yesterday, in her letter of resignation to President Muhammadu Buhari responded for the first time officially to the allegation of forging the NYSC exemption certificate, by expressing profound shock.
Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the finance minister until yesterday, in her letter of resignation to President Muhammadu Buhari responded for the first time officially to the allegation of forging the NYSC exemption certificate, by expressing profound shock.
A human rights activist and CEO of Citizens United for Peace and Stability (CUPS), Idris Ahmed, has revealed how he was saved from similar situation after his family and friends managed to forge his CV which was submitted to the government for a ministerial position.
In 2015, I was under immense pressure by my family and friends to submit my CV for ministerial consideration. I vehemently refused. I did not want my human rights work at CUPS to be mistaken for opportunism for a position in the government. I always wanted my rewards for doing CUPS to come only from the Almighty Allah.
Despite my efforts to keep clear from government positions, some of my family and friends managed to cook up a CV and submit on my behalf to the government. Luckily for me, my archenemy, Lawal Daura, was there to kill it off! That was the end of it, otherwise, I would have been in much bigger trouble than Mrs Kemi Edeosun! And that would have been the end of CUPS as we know it.
I have since learned the hard lesson that in Nigeria, even your blood relations and friends can gang up to use you, for their selfish ends! It is embarrassing for me to say this, but it is the gospel truth!
May God save Nigeria and Nigerians. Amen.