Hannatu Musawa denies statement on NYSC status

Hannatu Musawa

The Federal Government has said that reports claiming the minister of art, culture and creative economy Hannatu Musawa issued a statement on the status of her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme were false.

A statement purportedly released by the minister on Sunday quoted her as not breaching Nigerian law by being appointed as minister while still undergoing the compulsory NYSC programme.

However, deputy director, press of the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, Suleiman Haruna, in a statement on Monday, quoted Musawa as saying she did not issue the widely-publicised press release.

“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.


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“The piece is inaccurately associated with her in relation to the current NYSC discussion.

“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.

“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,” Musawa was quoted as saying.

The management of the NYSC has since confirmed that the minister is a serving corps member.