”I Wasn’t Invited For Youth Service” – Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu Sues NYSC

Shortly after being screened out of the ticket for APC governorship primaries in Oyo state last month, for not having the mandatory NYSC certificate, Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu says he wasn’t invited by NYSC after he graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU in 1978, has reacted by filing the suit marked FHC/IB/CS/111/2018 before the Federal High Court in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, through his lawyer, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN).

Adebayo in the court papers, asked the court to declare that NYSC had waived his obligation to observe the one-year compulsory service by allegedly failing to serve him with a call-up letter in 1979 after he finished from the Nigerian Law School.
He urged the court to order NYSC to issue to him a Certificate of National Service since he “having served the nation as member of the Oyo State House of Assembly immediately after graduating from the Nigerian Law School or alternatively, asked the court to order the NYSC to issue to him an Exemption Certificate since he had served as a lawmaker in Oyo State.
No date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.

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