Embattled minister fo finance Kemi Adeosun (photo courtesy Twitter)

The Presidency says the alleged forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun is still an allegation until proven to be true.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, said this during an interview on AIT’s programme, Kakaaki, on Monday.

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The Presidential aide said the matter was still under investigation and that appropriate action will be taken when completed.

Shehu, who was responding to allegations of corruption against top officials of the administration said ‘some persons’ were looking forward to a predetermined outcome from the allegations, hence their disappointment with the government’s inaction so far.

His words: “The minister of information has spoken on the matter. And a process is ongoing to address the allegations. When that process is complete, Nigerians will know the outcome.

“Some people want a particular outcome and because they are yet to see this outcome, they are not happy. Give it (investigation) time. There is a process ongoing,” Mr Shehu said.

The President’s SSA said the Presidency would act when it has all the facts.

“It’s an allegation. If it is proven, you will see what will happen. The minister and the NYSC have spoken on the matter,” he added.

When challenged on the length of time the ‘investigation’ was taking, Shehu said: “It is not for me to decide (the duration). I don’t have the full facts of the matter, so why the investigation is not out, I don’t know. I hope there will be an early outcome.

“Don’t forget, these people (Mrs Adeosun and other indicted officials), whose names are being dragged in the mud have families and relatives. We hope their innocence will be established,” he said.