The other side of Adeosun




Little wonder Nigerians were utterly shocked when it came to the public domain that the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun had tendered her resignation letter.
Never has it been on record, that a serving Minister resigned because of falsified National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.
I am not here to analyze or justify whether her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was fake, forged or not genuine.
The drama continues to unfold in this political season.
The political space is so tensed that the heat emanating is pushing people around.
How many African leaders today are willing to resign when there are issues that are obviously threatening their seat? It is at that point they decide to stay glued to their seats and focus on how to scheme and retain their positions.
Historically, from 1999 till date, there are people who have had allegations of falsified documents and they have decided to sit tight and till date nothing has been done. For those requesting Adeosun’s prosecution, the trusted associates who issued the falsified exemption certificate should be the ones prosecuted not her.
How many women do we have at the helms of affairs? How many women do we have left as Ministers? One resigned to pursue further career in the international space.
Adeosun, I must say, resigned honorably, she is a force to be reckoned with.
She has proven her competence and capacity beyond reasonable doubt.
Her accent, her beauty, her modest dressing proves it all, if you doubt her credibility, then don’t take a back seat instead go and be the minister of finance rather than being an onlooker or spectator from a distance judging issues.
It will forever be on record that she was one-time Minister of Finance who made impact during her brief stay.
She was instrumental to the establishment of the Efficiency Unit (E-Unit) initiative, Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA), Treasury Single Account (TSA), development of whistle blower policy, capital budget releases among others.
Women are better managers; that is not to undermine the fact that they can occupy any position and perform tremendously well.
The economy of Nigeria is of paramount importance.
Let the game of power tussle begin as we look forward to who takes charge of Nigeria’s finance sector.
Rabiyat Usman, Abuja

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