An anti-corruption group, Say No Campaign, has lauded the Federal High Court ruling that declared that Kemi Adeosun, a former Minister of Finance, was not guilty of any scheme to serve as a minister without her National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, certificate.
Leader of the group, Ezenwa Nwagwu, in a statement issued praised the decision, saying that it is now evident that the former Minister was a victim of the “country’s” system.
He said “The court through this judgement has affirmed Adeosun’s assertion that she was not required to perform NYSC and this has been her position throughout the matter, This will attract many with skills from the diaspora who want to settle or work for the development of Nigeria. It means Nigeria can tap into her extensive resource bank, especially in the much needed medical and social fields who were born and brought up in the diaspora who had been deterred by the prospect of undertaking NYSC in their thirties, forties and even fifties.”
You could recall, former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, was cleared of any wrongdoing as a Federal High Court that ruled that she could serve without the certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Taiwo Taiwo, a judge of a Federal High Court in Abuja ruled in the FHC/ABJ/CS/303/21 action filed by Wole Olanipekun, a senior lawyer, on behalf of the former minister, Taiwo Taiwo, held that the former minister did not need a NYSC certificate to occupy public office.
Kemi Adeosun has since issued a statement to react to her victory in the courtroom as she has held that she has been indicated by the court.
Her statement read: “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,” she said.