Yay or Nay? Could Adeosun’s resignation as finance minister make Nigerian public office holders resign when they’re caught in corruption scandals?

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Yesterday, 14th October, 2018, Minister of finance Kemi Adeosun resigned from her position.

Sources close to the minister said she stepped down following the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate scandal.

“The minister felt that her position is becoming untenable and is hurting the President in the run up to the 2019 election,” Daily Trust reports.

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Adeosun was reported to have obtained a fake NYSC certificate and did not participate in the compulsory service.

Now we’re curious. This is not usual in Nigeria. Corrupt public office holders here are almost always sacked, after long battles in court.

Could Adeosun’s case bring the change that we seek? What do you think though?

Yay or Nay? Could Adeosun’s resignation as finance minister make Nigerian public office holders resign when they’re caught in corruption scandals?

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