” That Minister of Art, Culture Still A Serving Corp Member” – Human Right Group Alleges
On Thursday, 24th August, The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA), alleged that the Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa is still a serving NYSC corp member.
According to the group, they claimed that the Senate failed to carry out their job properly. No proper investigation and screening was conducted by the Senate before she was sworn in by President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
HURIWA revealed that minister in question was actually mobilized for the one her mandatory service last year, and was posted to a law firm as her Primary place of assignment (PPA) before she was appointed.
Some of the statement reads;
“She was confirmed by the senate without proper screening and sworn in by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as minister of arts
“HURIWA wonders about the kind of scrutiny being conducted by the Department of State Services so much so that it wasn’t disclosed that the minister is a youth corper,” the statement reads.
However, a legal practitioner, Victor Giwa urged that NYSC should force the serving minister to focus on the ministerial appointment or the mandatory national youth service.
In his words;
“If it is true that she is serving, she is not meant to hold public service at this time. In as much as she has enrolled to serve, everything she should be doing through her PPA”.
“In fact, she ought to be in her PPA if it is true. I think this should have been spotted during the screening.” He stated
TheCable revealed that all effort made to reach out through phone call to the Director of Press and Public Relations at the NYSC headquarters, Eddy Megwa was not successful, as he never picked up calls to his line.