Court Ruling Has Vindicated Me – Ex-Finance Minister Adeosun Speaks Up




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Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, a former Minister Finance said she has been vindicated by a in Abuja, The Nation .

She however admitted that she had traumatic spell on the certificate forgery allegation against her.

She said the judgement of Justice Taiwo Taiwo was not only a personal victory for her but for all Nigerians in the Diaspora.

She said she will take further steps at the appropriate time to protect her reputation.

Following allegation of presenting a forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate to the Department of State Services (DSS) and the National Assembly for clearance, the ex-Minister on September 14, 2018 resigned her appointment

But she engaged to fight her battle in a Federal High , Abuja.

The court on Wednesday said the ex-Minister ought not to present herself for NYSC scheme in the first instance.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo said NYSC certificate was not relevant to her appointment as a minister.

He said her appointment was not illegal or not unconstitutional without NYSC certificate.

Reacting to the judgment, the ex-Minister, in a statement in Abuja, said she has been vindicated.

The statement reads: “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 was not eligible to perform NYSC by virtue of the constitution. This is the 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 country.

“I wish to thank God, my , 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.”

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