Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC over the ‘exemption certificate’ being used by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.
An online news outlet had reported how Adeosun allegedly avoided the mandatory youth service upon graduation from the university and instead procured an ‘exemption certificate’ contrary to Nigerian laws.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had earlier made a freedom of information request to the NYSC seeking details of the certificate paraded by Adeosun.
The civic group has now sued the NYSC and its Director-General, Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure for failure to publish specific documents and information on Adeosun’s application for NYSC exemption. It is also seeking to compel Kazaure to explain if Adeosun obtained any Exemption Certificate from the NYSC.