Just Like Kemi Adeosun another Minister to President Buhari has been exposed over NYSC forgery. The Minister of Communications Adebayo Sh!ttu famous for distributing President Buhari’s re-election caps during the Federal Executive Council (FEC)meeting did not present himself for the mandatory one-year NYSC scheme.
According to Premium times “Months of discreet checks at the NYSC headquarters showed that the communications minister did not present himself for service after graduation and is yet to do so till date,”
The minister who was born on March 23, 1953, studied law at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, graduating in 1978. He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, qualifying as a lawyer in 1979.
Having earned a bachelor’s degree at the age of 25, Section 2 of the NYSC Act expects Sh!ttu to have participated in the year-long national service.
Despite not possessing an NYSC certificate, Sh!ttu went on from being a state lawmaker, to occupying important government positions, including his current post as minister.
Sh!ttu is a former attorney general and commissioner for justice in his native Oyo State. He also served as member of the Oyo State Judicial Service Commission from 2004 to 2007.
In 2005, he was nominated minister by President Buhari, and later assigned the communications portfolio upon legislative screening.
He also scaled the screening for the Oyo State House of Assembly, the SSS, and the National Assembly, who are all expected to screen commissioner and ministerial nominees before their appointment.