- Kemi Adeosun has issued a statement following a court verdict that ruled she had no obligation to produce an NYSC certificate for public office
- In a short post on her Facebook page, the former finance minister said the ruling of the Federal High Court on Wednesday, July 7, has vindicated her
- Adeosun stated that the verdict is not just a victory for her alone but also for Nigerians in the Diaspora under similar conditions
Abuja – Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s former finance minister has reacted to her victory at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, July 7.
Adeosun was declared innocent of the charges against her over the non-participation in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme by Justice Taiwo Taiwo.
In a statement shared on her Facebook page on Wednesday, the ex-minister said the court’s ruling vindicated her after a very traumatic spell.
She went on to note that the ruling is not only a personal victory for her, it is also a win for Nigerians in the Diaspora under similar conditions who desire to serve the nationR
Court clears ex-minster of NYSC scheme allegation
Earlier, Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that Adeosun was not qualified for the scheme being that she graduated at 22 years as a British citizen at the time.
The court also noted that the former minister returned to her motherland when she was above 30 years, making her ineligible for the service.
Even more, Justice Taiwo said the plaintiff did not require a discharge certificate of NYSC to be appointed a minister in Nigeria.
Huge reactions as Adeosun reemerges, introduces new programme
Meanwhile, Adeosun founded an online thrift-for-charity initiative tagged the Dash Me Foundation.
The foundation launched on Sunday, June 13, was established to mobilise resources for distribution to vulnerable people in society via grassroots charities.
n a post on her verified Facebook page, the former minister thanked those who attended the launch of the foundation, including Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who chaired the occasion.