Embattled Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has been elected as the new chairman of the board of Africa Export Import bank (Afreximbank).
She has been alleged to have forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption letter in a report by Premium times an online investigative newspaper.
She has been silent about the allegation which has generated mixed reaction on social media.
She was elected chairman on Saturday in Abuja at the bank’s Annual General Meeting declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari. She will chair the bank for one year.
Maharazu Tsiga, former director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says the exemption certificate allegedly given to her, minister of finance, could not have been issued by the corps.
Adeosun has been in the news for allegedly obtaining a fake NYSC exemption certificate, having reportedly failed to serve her country as and when due.
According to the report by Premium Times, the certificate in question was purportedly signed in September 2009 by Yusuf Bomoi, a retired brigadier-general.
However, Bomoi officially left NYSC on February 13, 2009, giving rise to query on the originality of the certificate.
n an interview with Premium times Tsiga, who succeeded Bomoi, said it was impossible for Adeosun to have been issued an exemption certificate by the corps.