FINANCE MINISTER, ADEOSUN SUED TO COURT OVER NYSC Certificate


 
Published on : Jul 10, 2018 12:12:19 | Posted by : Anayo Moses
 
 

The Action Peoples Party, APP, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court, Abuja, demanding the sack

of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

Listed as defendants in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/714/2018 were President Muhammadu Buhari; the

Attorney General of the Federation, AGF and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related

offences Commission.

The APP did not only pray for the removal of the minister, but also for an order directing her to refund

the salaries she had received since 2015 when she was appointed as a minister and another order

compelling the Federal Government to prosecute her.

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The party, through its lawyer, Kingdom Okere, asked the court to, among others, declare that Adeosun

“is not qualified to be appointed a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or into any other public

office, having not participated in the compulsory one-year National Youth Service scheme, in view of the

combined provisions of sections 11, 12, 13 and 17 of the National Youth Service Act. ”

The political party also prayed the court to declare that Adeosun “is not a fit and proper person to

continue to occupy the office she presently occupies having presented a fake NYSC exemption certificate

and made a false, untrue and misleading statement /representation material to the National Youth

Service Corps; and having breached her oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the

Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).”

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It, therefore, prayed for a consequential order directing President Buhari “who claims that his

administration is fighting corruption to immediately sack or suspend Mrs Kemi Adeosun as the Minister

of Finance pending investigation and her prosecution for forgery and perjury.”

The party also prayed for an order compelling “the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and

Minister of Justice and the Independent

 

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