Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, has departed the country, a day after turning in her resignation letter.
The minister had resigned after admitting that the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) exemption certificate that she used in getting jobs in the country was falsified.
In her resignation letter, Adeosun said she didn’t know that the certificate was forged as she relied on associates to obtain it after she returned to the country from the United Kingdom.
A source at the ministry of finance told TheCable that the minister was at the ministry till 11pm on Friday and handed over to Isa Mo.
“It was a touching moment for everyone and people were in tears. She arrived the office that Friday at 10am and worked till she left at exactly 11pm,” the source told TheCable.
Punch reports that the ex-minister was sighted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Saturday morning where she boarded a British Airways flight.
The flight was said to have taken off by 8:05am on Saturday morning.
In a statement released on Friday night, President Muhammadu Buhari had announced accepting her resignation letter.
Adeosun was appointed as the minister of finance in November 2015.
President Buhari has directed Zainab Ahmed, minister of state for budget and national planning, to be at the helm of affairs at the ministry till a new minister is announced.