The minister was allegedly at her office and her aides performing their normal duities after the unconfirmed report of her resignation broke
– The aide, who spoke to the press, said the news of her resignation was an attempt to distract the minister
An unconfirmed report by Nigerian newspaper, Tribune, claims that the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, has not resigned her appointment.
Recall that a Nigerian newspaper, Daily Trust, broke the news of her alleged resignation earlier today, September 14.
Adeosun, who was accused of using a fake National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate, has not come out to confirm the report of her resignation.
Director of Information, Mr Hassan Dodo, also said he had no information concerning Adeosun’s alleged resignation.
However, an unnamed senior aide of the minister, who spoke with Tribune claimed that the report of the minister’s resignation is untrue and merely fabricated to distract her.
The aide 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.”
There was also normalcy at the minister’s office with the aides going about their daily activities and the minister was reportedly in her office until 3.55pm when this report was filed.
The source cited by the newspaper said the resignation followed the allegation of not participating in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and obtaining a certificate that the NYSC have disowned.
The minister, according to the report, felt that her position is becoming untenable and is hurting President in Muhammadu Buhari in the run up to the 2019 election.