There are strong indications that President Bola Tinubu’s Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, is still a serving member of National Youth Service Corps—NYSC at the Federal Capital Territory—FCT.
NewsBand gathered that the Minister is a corp member with the following registration number, FC/23A/505 and currently posted to a law firm located in the Wuse area of Abuja.
Recall that Musawa was the last Ministerial nominee to be screened by the Senate. Akpabio-led rubber stamp Senate during screening, only asked Ms. Musawa to “take a bow and go” without interrogating about her academic qualifications, including the controversy surrounding her NYSC discharge certificate.
This medium also reliably gathered that the 9th Senate rejected Musawa’s nomination by former President Muhammadu Buhari as a commissioner representing the Northwest at the National Pension Commission—PENCOM.
Her inability to submit her National Youth Service Corps—NYSC certificate was cited as reason for her rejection by Ahmed Lawan-led Senate.
Also, it is been alleged that years back, Musawa abandoned her NYSC in Ebonyi State but later showed interest to complete the program which she was later mobilised in 2023 before President Tinubu picked her as a Ministerial nominee.
The latest development, however, has further put a question ‘mark’ on President Tinubu’s administration that has been battling for legitimacy following the controversy surrounding the election that brought him to power.
Though, one wonders why the correct status of Musawa was not made known to the members of the general public. Moreover, the kind of scrutiny being conducted by the Department of State Services—DSS, also calls for concern.
Meanwhile, attempts to reach out to a spokesman of the government over this disturbing revelation, could not pull through.