The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned her appointment as the recent allegations of forgery levelled against her on the issuance of her certification of exception from the compulsory National Youth Service appear to be taking huge toll on her reputation.

Sources in the know of the minister’s latest move confirmed that her resignation was informed largely by her intention to protect President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) party from embarrassments the issue may continue to spur as the 2019 election draws near.

One of the sources close to the Presidency, who pleaded not to be identified by her name, said that Adeosun decided to follow path of honour in an election year so that her NYSC issue is not used against the president and the party.

The source recalled that throughout her tenure, Adeosun had maintained her integrity and would therefore now allow the lingering allegation of illegally obtaining NYSC exception certificate to undermine the re-election bid of President Buhari and APC party.

The minister was reported to be uncomfortable with the vitriolic attacks on the President as a result of the lingering allegations against her and decided to leave office in national interest.