The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Monday finally spoke on the controversy surrounding the genuineness of the Exemption Certificate tendered by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, without confirming that it had exempted the embattled minister from the compulsory national youth service programme.
In a statement signed by its Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the Scheme only said available records showed that Mrs. Adeosun did apply for an exemption certificate.
NYSC, however failed to say whether the Minister was issued with an Exemption Certificate consequent upon her application.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the issue of the alleged forgery of an NYSC Exemption Certificate by the Honorable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.
“Checking our records, Mrs. Adeosun did apply for an Exemption Certificate.”
Mr. Adeyemi nevertheless added that an investigation will be made to ascertain the origin of the Exemption Certificate in question.