Federal Government of Nigeria has given its first known public remark on the certificate forgery scandal involving the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun.
Kemi Adeosun failed to take part in the compulsory national service after university graduation, but later obtained a forged NYSC certificate with which she has taken up top profile government positions.
Kemi Adeosun is yet to comment four days after the exclusive report was published.
The National Youth Service Scheme, which administers the one-year service, on Monday released a vague statement that effectively confirmed the scandal. It claimed investigations were still ongoing.
Press released on Wednesday at the presidential villa in Abuja, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said he had nothing further to add to the NYSC’s position.
“I have nothing to add to what the NYSC has said. The NYSC is part of government and it has spoken,” Lai Mohammed said.
It is the government’s first public comment on the case.