NYSC certificate: Lawyer drags Adeosun, Senate, others to court

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A lawyer, Francis Obalim has filed a suit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order the sack of the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
The suit came on the grounds of her alleged failure to possess a valid discharge certificate issued by the National Youth Service Corps.
Obalim, in the suit marked FHC/ ABJ / CS / 712/ 2018, applied for an order quashing and setting aside Adeosun’s appointment as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The lawyer insisted that the Minister’s appointment should be quashed in the light of the revelation by an online medium, Premium Times, alleging that Adeosun forged NYSC exemption certificate.
Obalim argued that Adeosun cirumvented the mandatory conditions in sections 12, 13 and 14 of the NYSC Act, an integral part of the 1999 Constitution.
He maintained that Adeosun, who was named as the 1st defendant, was not qualified to be employed by the Federal Government of Nigeria either as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or in any other capacity whatsoever, without first presenting a valid discharge certificate issued by the NYSC.
The plaintiff, through his counsel, Johnmary Jideobi, sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining Federal Government from further according a ministerial status to Adeosun until she presents a valid certificate of discharge regularly issued by the NYSC.
Adeosun, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the Clerk of the Senate are the respondents to the suit.

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