Former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun NYSC controversies cleared
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.
“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.
“The ruling vindicates me after a very traumatic spell. It is, however, not only a personal victory; it’s also a victory for many Nigerians in the Diaspora under similar conditions who are desirous to serve their country.
“I wish to thank God, my family, friends, my counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and numerous well-wishers for their love, care and concern throughout this difficult period, which has lasted three whole years.
“I wish to add in the light of the court’s ruling, I will at the appropriate time and without hesitation, take all further steps necessary within the law to protect my reputation. I thank you all.”