Why Kemi Adeosun resigns as finance minister


The Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has resigned her position as Nigeria’s Finance Minister.

Mrs. Adeosun’s resignation is said to be connected to controversies surrounding her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.

An online medium many weeks had reported that Adeosun forged her NYSC certificate, and since then the Minister and the administration has come under serious attack from the public .

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.