Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Former Nigeria Finance Minister
Court Clears Ex-Finance Minster, Kemi Adeosun Of NYSC Saga
•Says NYSC Certificate Not Require For Minister’s Appointment
A Federal High Court in Abuja, today, cleared a former Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adosun of the controversy over her participation or otherwise in the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
The Nationonline reports that Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a judgment delivered today, held that Adeosun was not qualified to have participated in the scheme when she graduated at 22 years because she was then a British citizen.
Justice Taiwo further held that as at when she formally returned to Nigeria, and became a Nigerian citizen, at over 30 years, she was not eligible to present herself for the NYSC service.
The judge 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 the age of 22 years, was ineligible to participate in the National Youth Service Corpse scheme, established by the National Youth Service Corps Act, CAP N8, LFN, 2004″.