A former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has stated the ruling of the Federal High Court that she might serve with out the certificates of the National Youth Service Corps has vindicated her.
Taiwo Taiwo, a decide on the court docket in Abuja had granted a declaration that Adeosun can’t be subjected to any penalty or forfeiture in relation to her occupation or assumption as a result of her NYSC certificates.
Adeosun had tendered her resignation in 2018 following allegations that she tendered a solid NYSC certificates as a part of her credentials.
The former minister in an originating, summons with swimsuit quantity: FHC/ABJ/CS/303/2021 filed on March 11 by her lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN) listed the Attorney General of the Federation as the only defendant.
The court docket, nonetheless, was silent on its rulings relating to an allegation of forgery of certificates.
In a press release on Wednesday, the ex-minister stated the ruling is a victory for Nigerians within the Diaspora below related circumstances who want to serve the nation.
Adeosun, who stated she went via a “very traumatic spell”, famous that the court docket had additional reiterated her stand on the matter.
The assertion learn, “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.
“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.”