I’m vindicated, Kemi Adeosun says after court ruling

Nigeria Federal Minister of Finanace, Kemi Adeosun

Former finance minister Kemi Adeosun says she has been vindicated by the ruling of the Federal High Court that she could be in government without the National Youth Service Corps certificate.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo had ruled that Adeosun was not qualified to have participated in the scheme when she graduated at 22 years old because she was then a British citizen.

Adeosun was forced to resign in 2018 following allegations she forged her NYSC certificate.

Reacting to the court ruling, she said in a statement, “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 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.

“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.”