NYSC Certificate optional for appointees — court clears ex-minister

NYSC Certificate optional for appointees — court clears ex-minister


A Federal High court in Abuja, on Wednesday held that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Certificate is not a mandatory requirement for holding a political office in Nigeria based on the Constitution.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the verdict on the originating summon with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/303/21 brought by Wole Olanipekun, SAN on behalf of the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun former Nigeria’s minister of Finance.

Recall that the federal ex — Cabinet member was accused of forgery of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Certificate which resulted in her resignation in 2018.

Mrs Adeosun was the plaintiff in the suit while the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, was the sole defendant.


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