March 20, 2019

Why Buhari Can’t Sack Finance Minister Over NYSC Scandal – Lai Mohammed

Why Buhari Can’t Sack Finance Minister Over NYSC Scandal – Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed says FG cannot sack Kemi Adeosun
Lai Mohammed says FG cannot sack Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has given reasons why the Federal Government can’t sack the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun over allegations that she forged her National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.
Mohammed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government cannot act on the matter because investigations are still ongoing in the matter and as such, the government cannot take any action just yet.
Mohammed who insisted that the integrity of Buhari remains intact despite his silence on the scandal, he will surely do the needful when investigations are concluded.
The Information Minister, reacting to questions by members of the editorial board of the Authority Newspaper when he paid them a courtesy visit, disclosed that Buhari was only waiting for the conclusion of the investigation before acting.
According to him, the appropriate agencies were still investigating the allegation against Adeosun and they should be allowed to do their jobs.
“Until when an allegation is proven, you do not expect the President to act. The appropriate agencies have spoken and they say they are investigating. The only thing we can do is to wait.
By saying that the Minister should resign or be sacked while an investigation is still ongoing may also not be feasible in our clime because of the level of false accusations.
How many times have they accused me of embezzlement? Even recently, they said my driver jumped out of the car, abandoned me and decamped to Peoples Democratic Party.
People even made the allegation that President Buhari did not have a certificate. For instance, people have come to me that so and so TV and radio stations are spreading fake news and I should shut them down.
I told them that I do not have the power to do so; it is the responsibility of the National Broadcasting Commission, even though it is an agency under my watch.
We are as concerned as you are; but having spent some time in government, you will see that a lot of lies are being peddled about us.”

Isaac Dachen Editor
Isaac Dachen is the Editor-In-Chief at Sabinews. He is a graduate of English and Public Relations. A social critic and political analyst, he is also a big, big Arsenal fan.
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