NANS asks FG to prosecute finance minister

Following the Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun’s resignation, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute the former minister over the forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption letter.
Adeosun tendered her resignation on September 14, 2018, 69 days after the details of how she forged her NYSC certificate were published.
However, NANS, reacting to the resignation, said though the former minister took a bold step she has to be prosecuted.
The Association president, Comrade Salahudeen A.
Lukman, in a statement, said her resignation is not an excuse to shelve the consequence of such gross and embarrassing crime, saying the director-general of NYSC at that time should also be prosecuted.
“It is highly embarrassing that an agency of government as exceptional as NYSC could be so lost, corrupt and uncoordinated to the extent that her certificate could be sold and forged.
The Federal Government must as a matter of urgency curb all corrupt practices in the scheme.
It is our resolve to pursue this matter to the letter to assist Mr President’s anticorruption fight aimed at creating sanity in the public service.
“While waiting patiently to see EFCC do its work on this subject matter on or before the next seven working days, the union shall not hesitate to employ other legitimate means under law to ensure the alleged forger and her accomplices in NYSC face the wrath of the law.
We are all equal before the law; no superiority.
Just as ignorance is not an excuse in the court of law.
If petty thieves are prosecuted and jailed, nothing will stop us from dragging the ex-minister and her accomplice in NYSC to the court of law for prosecution,” the statement read.

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