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Ex-Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun Reacts To Court Judgement On NYSC Certificate Controversy


Ex-Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, says she has been vindicated by a Federal High Court in Abuja.


The court on Wednesday said the ex-Minister ought not to present herself for NYSC scheme in the first instance.


Justice Taiwo Taiwo said NYSC certificate was not relevant to her appointment as a minister.


He said her appointment was not illegal or not unconstitutional without NYSC certificate.


Reacting to the judgment, the ex-Minister, in a statement in Abuja, said she has been vindicated.


The statement reads: 

“My lawyers have informed me of the judgment by the Federal High Court, Abuja, in the case of Folakemi Adeosun v The Attorney General of the Federation (FHC/ABJ/CS/303/2021) in which the court, presided over by Honourable Justice Taiwo Taiwo, ruled that the Constitution does not require me to present my first-degree certificate or any other certificate, including the NYSC certificate, to be appointed a Minister.


“More importantly, he also ruled that I was not eligible to perform NYSC by virtue of the constitution. This is the position I have always maintained and am happy for this official clarification.

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