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Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun resigns

16 September 2018

Presidenti Muhammadu Buhari's appointment of Zainab Ahmed as the new Minister of Finance has generated a flurry of reactions from Nigerians.

It is, however, not clear when Adeosun submitted her resignation letter.

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In a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President thanked the minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits. "This has come as a shock to me and I believe that in line with this administration's focus on integrity, I must do the honourable thing and resign".

Adeosun who was schooled and graduated overseas at 22, did not return to Nigeria until she was 34 and did not serve the mandatory one year. Buhari's government hasn't rushed to dismiss the allegations, Liewerscheidt said in the note.

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Adeosun resigned on Friday as exclusively reported by Daily Trust. Her main policy was a bid to improve tax collection and crack down on mismanagement by government agencies.

Nigerian university students have to do a year of national service upon graduation as a way of ensuring that graduates contributed to Nigeria's development.

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The opposition People's Democratic Party called for the minister's resignation when the controversy broke in July. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun resigns