Abuja Federal High Court, has cleared former Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, of the controversy over her participation or otherwise in the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC).
Federal Judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Wednesday, held that Kemi Adeosun was not qualified to have participated in the scheme when she graduated from a United Kingdom university at 22 years old in 1989 because she was then a British citizen.
And when she formally returned to Nigeria, And became a Nigerian citizen, at over 30 years, she was no eligible to present herself for the NYSC service, stated the judge. parrotreporters.com
Justice Taiwo said the plaintiff or anyone did not require a discharge certificate of NYSC to qualify to contest election to the House of Representatives or be appointed a Minister in Nigeria .
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 22, she was ineligible to participate in the National Youth Service Corpse scheme, established by the National Youth Service Corps Act, CAP N8, LFN, 2004”
The judge however did not review the forgery of an NYSC exemption certificate which Mrs. Adeosun procured for her screening ahead of her ministerial appointment in 2015.