May 21, 2024

In a recent development reported by the News Agency of Nigeria on July 28, 2023, the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court dismissed the National Youth Service Corp’s (NYSC) preliminary objection against Governor Peter Mbah’s N20 billion suit over alleged certificate forgery. Justice Inyang Ekwo ruled that the objection lacked merit and clarified that the provision cited by NYSC did not apply to Governor Mbah, as he was not a serving corps member. The court set the matter for a hearing on September 21 and 22. Governor Mbah had sued the NYSC and its director of corps certification after the agency published a disclaimer denying the issuance of his discharge certificate. The court had previously restrained NYSC from such publications pending the determination of the substantive matter.

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