Court clears ex-Finance Minster Kemi Adeosun of NYSC controversy

A former Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adosun who was accused of not participating in the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme has been cleared by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

At that time, Kemi Adeosun resigned her post when accused of not presenting her NYSC documents which were said to be fake, approached the Federal High Court for clarification over her involvement.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court delivered a judgement in favour of Kemi Adeosun, that the accused was then a British citizen who graduated at 22 years noting that she was not qualified to be a part of the scheme.

The judge also cleared some misconceptions about the matter, noting that Adeosun became a Nigerian at over 30 years as such she was not eligible to present herself for the youths service.

Justice Taiwo said to qualify to contest election to the House of Representatives or be appointed a Minister in Nigeria does not require a discharge certificate of NYSC

The judgment ‎was on a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/303/2021 filed by Adeosun, with the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) as the sole defendant.

The judge proceeded to grant the four reliefs sought by the plaintiff, to include “a declaration that the plaintiff, being a United Kingdom citizen as at 1989 when she graduated from the University of East London, London, United Kingdom at the age of 22 years, was ineligible to participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme”

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