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Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun

The President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (ACYF), Yerima Shettima, has said the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, may have been forced to resign from her position.

In an interview with Daily Post, Shettima also hinted that Adeosun may have resigned because she lost confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

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Concise had reported that Adeosun on Friday reportedly resigned her appointment as Minister of Finance.

Her resignation from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet may not be unconnected with her alleged forgery of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, certificate.

Reacting, Shettima said: “It’s a welcome development and I hope others it’s as a result of the certificate matter because the kind of magic we see in this administration these days one keeps wondering, however, it’s an honour on her part and I hope others will emulate.

“I hope others too emulate her, there are so many like her who have issues with their certificate, I expect others to key into that so that at the end of the day we may have a face before the international community and people will respect our country and seeing leaders as those worth being leaders and not those with integrity questions.”

On Adeosun’s resignation being a move on the part of Buhari’s administration to redeem its image ahead of 2019, “This is why I still have my doubt, a lot of them have that same certificate issue why is it only her, I think two things are involved and in the next few days we will be able to hear her own side of the story.

“Probably there is a pressure from some quarters for her to give way or she honourably wanted to resign because she lost confidence in this government but whatever be the reason, her resignation is a welcome development.”