By Eric Elezuo
The Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, may have resigned her position in President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Executive Council, according to credible source from the Finance Ministry.
Mrs. Adeosun’s resignation, the source further informed, is not unconnected to the barrage of controversies surrounding her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate of which she claimed to be tired of.
It is believed that the sensitive nature of her office as the Finance Minister has posed a lot of challenges to the British trained Financial expert, who many stakeholders believed has performed creditably well in the three years she has served as Buhari’s Finance chief.
An online medium broke the news many weeks ago as regards the Finance Minister’s forged NYSC certificate, and since then the Minister and the administration has come under serious attack from the public even as the Federal Government was alleged to shield her from persecution.
Mrs Adeosun commenced her career as an accounting assistant at British Telecom, London, from 1989 till 1990, after which she moved to Goodman Jones, London, working as a Senior audit officer from 1990 till 1993. She became Manager of Internal Audit at London Underground, London and Prism Consulting from 1994 till 2000 before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, London as Senior Manager from 2000 till 2002.
In 2002, she became financial controller at Chapel Hill Denham Management and subsequently, Managing Director in 2010. After working with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director from 2010 to 2011, she was appointed Ogun State’s Commissioner of Finance 2011 from where she was appointed Minister in November, 2015 by President Buhari.
During the annual general meeting of Afreximbank in Abuja to commemorate it’s 25th anniversary, Adeosun was elected chairman of the board of the bank. She succeeded Ndagijimana Uzziel, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Rwanda.
Mrs. Adeosun will go down in history as one of Buhari’s cabinet officers to have resigned since the inception of the administration.