The Ex-Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said that she has been vindicated by a Federal High Court in Abuja over the alleged forgery of the NYSC certificate.
According to her, the judgment of Justice Taiwo Taiwo wasn’t only a personal win for her but for every Nigerian in the Diaspora.
The Daily Post had earlier reported on Wednesday that the Federal High Court in Abuja said that Adeosun did not need the NYSC Discharge Certificate to take up any ministerial appointment or before standing for any elective office in the country.
Commenting on the judgment, Adeosun, in a statement credited to her, said that she had a traumatic spell on the NYSC Certificate forgery allegation against her.
The statement reads in part’’ My lawyers have informed me of the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja in case of Folakemi Adeosun vs The Attorney General of the Federation(FHC/ABJ/CS/303/2021), in which the court, presided over by the 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.
‘’ The ruling vindicates me after a very traumatic spell. It’s however, not only a personal victory, it is also a victory for many Nigerians in the Diaspora under similar conditions who are desirous of serving 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’’.
It should be recalled that Kemi Adeosun, a former Finance Minister, resigned from her appointment in 2018 on the alleged NYSC certificate forgery.