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2023: Controversy as Culture Minister, Musawa disowns statement on NYSC status

The Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Barrister Hannatu Musa Musawa, has denied issuing a statement that said there was no law preventing her from being a minister and serving as a corps member.

Hannatu was sworn in as minister last Monday with many Nigerians faulting her appointment since she is a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), a mandatory one-year program for Nigerian graduates not more than 30 years.

But, in a personal statement issued on Sunday, she argued that her appointment is not a contravention of the country’s laws.

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However, a statement issued by Suleiman Haruna, Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, described the statement issued by Hannatu Musawa on her NYSC status as fake news and not from the minister


The statement, ‘’The attention of Barrister Hannatu Musa Musawa, Hon. Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, has been drawn to a recently circulating piece titled:

MY PERSONAL STATEMENT ON MY NYSC STATUS AS A SERVING MINISTER. The piece is inaccurately associated with her in relation to the current NYSC discussion.’’

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According to the statement, ‘’The Hon. Minister clarifies that she has not released any official statement regarding the aforementioned matter and kindly asks the public to be cautious of unverified information.

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“I deeply value and appreciate the support, solidarity, and understanding of Nigerians in these times. For clarity, I wish to state that I have not issued any statement on the current issue.”

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