It has been widely circulated that Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has resigned from her duty. However, uncertainty continues to trail her reported resignation.
She reportedly resigned following the NYSC certificate scandal that she was entagled in. The report which was broken by DailyTrust, said Adeosun resigned so as not to dent President Buhari’s image ahead of the 2019 election.
However, a senior aide of the Minister has come out to say Adeosun remains the Minister of Finance. Tribune reports that Adeosun performed her normal duties today and was still in her office till about 3.50pm today.
A senior aide of the Minister who was, however, unauthorised to speak on the matter said
“It is not true. You should notice that we have not spoken on this matter since July 7 when the issue of NYSC certificate broke. It is an agenda that they are pursuing and we will not help them to authenticate that. Í am here with you. You can also see the other aides and security details at their duty posts. Even the Minister is in her office right now carrying on with her work. Don’t mind them”, the aide said
The presidency has remained silent on her alleged resignation.