The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun.
A report had alleged that Adeosun forged her National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.
And the National Coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said such development had done colossal damage to Nigeria’s image.
“President Buhari has the task of relieving persons such as his Senior Special Assistant on Prosecution, Mr. Obono Obla, who has been indicted for using a fake West African Examination Certificate as confirmed by the issuing authority which appeared before the House of Representatives recently,” Onwubiko told Punch.
“We recall that the West African Examinations Council on June 5, 2018, described as ‘altered and invalid’ the results and certificate it allegedly issued to the Chairman, Special Presidential Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Property, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla.
“WAEC, whilst testifying before the House of Representatives ad hoc Panel investigating Mr. Obono-Obla’s alleged forgery, WAEC Registrar, represented by the Deputy Registrar, Mr. Femi Ola, said available evidence indicated that the results were ‘altered’ and thus ‘invalid’.
“The current administration must desist from polluting the international image of Nigeria by tolerating many persons of questionable academic credentials who are working in the Federal Government of Nigeria when there are millions of highly qualified Nigerians from diverse fields searching frantically for employments.
“The silence of the current government to the cacophony of allegations of certificate forgery involving top-rated government officials shows that the corporate image of the country is imperiled and if this silence and failure to act persists, then the rest of the world will see Nigeria as a country of certificate forgers.”