Immediate past Nigerian minister of Labour and employment, Festus Keyamo has pleaded with Nigerians not to discourage Mmesoma Joy Ejikeme from pursuing her education on account of her confessed forgery of JAMB result.
In a statement today July 8, Keyamo said that what Joy Ejikeme did, even though she’s still brilliant, is common with growing up of young ones.
“She’s a brilliant girl, judging by her actual score of 249. The nation should be careful not to destroy her. What she needs is counselling, correction and guidance.
“She obviously did not know the weight and gravity of what she was doing. As teenagers, most of us made juvenile mistakes that never came to light.”
The former minister advised her parents to encourage her to do a public apology to JAMB, to her family and to Nigerians after which she should be allowed to get her admission, based on her actual scores.
“Anyone still pushing other narratives over this issue is not helping her and her family.
“It is time to close this very unfortunate chapter and move on.”