Critics carpet administration for not taking economic matters seriously
By Tajudeen Hamzat
The handling of the #Adeosungate saga, namely the resignation scandal involving Nigeria’s embattled Minister of Finance, Ms. Kemi Adeosun, allegedly over her presentation of a fake NYSC certificate to the National Assembly, is being seen in informed circles as an indication of how poorly both the art and craft of governance works in Nigeria at the moment, The Difference has learnt.
News of the minister’s resignation broke on Friday after well over two months of the scandal being unearthed by the online newspaper, Premium Times.
As at the time of going to press however, Adeosun’s bosses at the Presidency were yet to publicly confirm and acknowledge her exit.
And even as the controversy as to whether the minister has indeed resigned or not continues to linger, commentators say that in not recognising and appreciating the import of coming out clean on such issues that touch on the economic nerve centre of the nation, the current administration is openly betraying that it prefers to waddle in the muddy waters of partisan politicking rather tan frontally engage the challenge of focusing on ensuring more viable economic well-being for the populace.
Meanwhile pressure is mounting on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the embattled Minister is tried for forgery at the end of the day.
Nigeria’s embattled Finance Minister, Ms. Kemi Adeosun