Former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has reacted to her victory in court on Wednesday in a case over her possession of a fake National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) certificate.
POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that Adeosun was cleared by Justice Taiwo Taiwo who ruled that the former minister was not qualified to have participated in the scheme when she graduated at 22 years because she was then a British citizen.
In a statement on Wednesday evening, Adeosun expressed happiness that the case was over.
“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.”
“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 which 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.”