Yoruba Elders Commend Kemi Adeosun’s Achievement As Minister Of Finance
The Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE has voiced their support for Kemi Adeosun over her conduct in resigning her job as the Minister of Finance
Buhari on Friday accepted Adeosun’s resignation as Minister of Finance while replacing her with Zainab Ahmed in an acting capacity.
Adeosun said in her letter of resignation that she was leaving as a result of allegation of forgery of her NYSC certificate.
However, reacting to the development, Secretary General of the Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr Kunle Olajide in a statement on Saturday observed that Adeosun was a victim of mischievous individuals involved in the process that produced the forged certificate, adding that there were government officials who had been accused of one fraudulent practice or the other but still in government in various capacities.
He has these to say, “YCE received the news of Adeosun’s exit from the cabinet with sadness and joy. It was with sadness because she was exiting office in an inglorious circumstance.
“ Her pedigree and antecedent as mentioned in her resignation letter, however, speak volume of her confidence, character and capability.
“We are proud of her achievements in office because she assumed duty at a difficult time in the history of the country. She steered Nigeria out of recession when many did not give her a chance to do so.
“YCE commends her courage to resign honourably when she discovered that her NYSC certificate was not genuine.”
Olajide urged the former minister not to be discouraged by the temporary setback, saying that her services might still be required in the future.