JUST IN: Buhari in closed-door meeting with Bakare, Adeosun

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, is meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in a closed-door session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He was led into the president’s office by embattled Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, at about 2.30pm on Friday.

Dressed in a white flowing gown (agbada), he was clutching a black bag while walking side by side with the minister who engaged him in a discussion.

The former running mate to Buhari as the then-presidential candidate under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), had recently chastised the president over the worsening economic and security situation in the country.

It was not clear why he was in the company of the Finance Minister who had been engrossed in alleged forgery of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

The report had recently emerged that the minister submitted a forged NYSC exemption certificate for her ministerial screening when she was not eligible to have one having graduated at the age of 22.

To be eligible to be issued the certificate, the applicant must have graduated at the age of 30 and above.

Even though the authorities of the NYSC confirmed that she applied for an exemption certificate, they have however promised to investigate the one in her possession.