NYSC Certificate Not Required For Political Office – Court Rules

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has stated that ex-finance minister Kemi Adeosun does not need the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate to hold a political office.

This comes, following the NYSC certificate scandal  Ms Adeosun was embroiled in, after which she resigned and fled to the UK in 2018.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in his ruling on the originating summons, held that the NYSC certificate, based on the constitution was not a mandatory requirement to hold a political office in the country.

It is unclear if President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime or the police will sue or has filed a lawsuit against Ms Adeosun for using a forged NYSC exemption certificate.

While Ms Adeosun was the plaintiff in the suit, the attorney general of the federation was the sole defendant.

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