- Hannatu Musawa, the newly inaugurated minister of art, culture and creative economy has not reacted to the recent NYSC allegations
- In fact, the management of NYSC on Thursday, August 24, confirmed that indeed the new minister is a serving corps member
- Meanwhile, Musawa has faced a heavy backlash in the nation's polity, for allegedly not having a NYSC certificate
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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's minister of art, culture and creative economy, is truly, a serving corps member.
The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) confirmed that Hannatu Musawa is still doing her one-year mandatory service to the nation.
This follows a claim by a civil society organisation, that Musawa is undertaking the one-year mandatory youth service scheme while she is still a member of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cabinet.
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Despite her ministerial role under President Tinubu’s cabinet, the NYSC verified her participation in the one-year youth service scheme.
“Yes she is a serving corp member,” Megwa wrote in a message to TheCable when he was contacted for enquiries.
Tinubu's minister ignores allegations
When contacted by The Cable, Musawa did not answer calls put through her mobile phone, nor did she reply to messages sent to get her response.
Group alleged Hannatu Musawa to be serving NYSC member
As reported by Arise TV online, the allegation was made by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), which decried the legality of her appointment.
The group alleged that the minister is serving in Ebonyi State but abandoned it for a ministerial appointment for which she is not legally eligible.
Tinubu’s minister reveals first plan to rebrand Nigeria
In another development, the Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa, has revealed her plans to rebrand Nigeria.
She revealed this on Tuesday, August 22, during her interactive session with the permanent secretary and directors in the ministry.
Musawa called on Nigerian songwriters and musical artists to develop a national theme song for the country as the first step to rebranding the nation.