HEDA To IGP: Probe Adeosun’s NYSC Certificate Scandal Or Get Sued!

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NYSC, Corps Members Attacked In DeltaYenagoa – Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation, has petitioned the office of the Inspector-General of Police to investigate the alleged forgery of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate by the embattled Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

The group also called on the IGP to also investigate the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) and members of the National Assembly who allegedly extorted Adeosun before clearing her for the ministerial appointment.

HEDA in the petition, which was signed by Olanrewaju Suraju, its chairman, demanded that the IGP should prosecute the Minister, the DSS officials and the federal lawmakers, if they are found culpable.


Reports say that the issue of NYSC exemption certificate forgery involving Adeosun was very clear as she graduated at the age of 22.

The NGO contended that she could not have been issued an exemption certificate as she ought to have proceed for the mandatory one-year national service because she was not above 30 years at the time of graduation.

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It noted that the law establishing the NYSC prescribes that only those above 30 years cannot undergo the Scheme.

It threatened to go to court to compel the IGP to carry out the probe if the office of the Chief Police Officer of the federation fails to act.

“We are convinced, beyond reasonable doubts that the NYSC could not have issued an exemption certificate to Mrs. Adeosun who does not fall within the category of those classified for exemption according to Section 2 (2) of the NYSC Act.

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“In a situation where acknowledgement or response is not received from your office within two weeks of the receipt of this petition, this organisation will be left with no option than to institute a legal action to compel action in accordance with the law”, HEDA added.

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