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Read Kemi Adeosun’s Resignation Letter to Buhari (FULL TRANSCRIPT)

Read Kemi Adeosun’s Resignation Letter to Buhari (FULL TRANSCRIPT)

Nigeria's finance minister Kemi Adeosun resigned in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday over the alleged forgery of a document exempting her from compulsory national service.

There has been no given reason on the decision of Adeosun stepping down from her position, although there has been an allegation of forging her NYSC discharge certificate. "This has come as a shock to me and I believe that in line with this administration's focus on integrity, I must do the honourable thing and resign". "The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits", he said.

The change is unlikely to have an impact on economic policies in Africa's biggest oil producer, which is recovering from an economic slump in 2016 and holding general elections early next year, according to Malte Liewerscheidt, vice president of the risk advisory group Teneo Intelligence.

Kemi Adeosun, who lived in the United Kingdom until she was 34, said she had been told she was exempt because she was over 30.

Local media have cited sources that said she resigned because of the reports that she had not duly served her one-year national service and by law was unfit to hold a government position. The government said it was investigating the matter.

The party also called on President Buhari to arrest and prosecute the former minister.