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With Kemi Adeosun resigning as Finance Minister after she was exposed for parading fake NYSC exemption certificate, and Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, admitting he deliberately skipped the mandatory National Youth Service after he was equally outed for not serving, the searchlight is now on government officials – and their children.

Online news platform, Premium Times, had reported that minister Shitu skipped the compulsory programme despite graduating from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) at age 25.

The minister admitted that he did not serve but claimed he thought his first political post after graduation could suffice as national service.

Then on Friday he defended his decision to skip the NYSC, saying that although he did not submit himself for youth service, he has not broken any law.

He said as a Minister, he has performed ‘higher service’ to the country.

The Minister said this in Abuja, at the screening exercise conducted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in preparation for the party primaries where he is hoping to pick up the APC ticket to run for the seat of Oyo State governor.

Shittu said despite not having an NYSC certificate he has performed higher service to the country and therefore he is qualified to contest and win elections.

Now former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, is now calling on the media (not police) to investigate President Buhari’s children who schooled outside Nigeria whether they have participated in the National Youth Service Corps.

Omokri wrote on Twitter:

“Dear @PremiumTimesng, Thank you for exposing @HMKemiAdeosun and Adebayo Shittu. But what about @MBuhari’s children. Three of them graduated a few years ago. Have they served? Why should the children of ordinary Nigerians serve while President Buhari’s kids don’t?”

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