A former Assistant Director of the Department of State Services, DSS, Dennis Amachree, has spoken on why the agency could not stop the appointment of ministers involved in certificate scandals.

He disclosed this while speaking on Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily, on Tuesday.

Responding to a question relating to the screening of appointees with dubious credentials by the president on Tuesday, Mr Amachree blamed such appointment on ‘political principalities’.

It was reported last year how a former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, skipped the National Youth Service Corps and repeatedly used a forged exemption certificate to secure political appointments.

This caused national embarrassment and she was forced to resign after condemnation and pressure from the public.

Adebayo Shittu, former Minister of Communication, admitted that he never went for the compulsory NYSC programme despite graduating before age of 30.

Mr Shittu was allowed to continue in office and only left when the cabinet was dissolved.

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