Following a revelation that she is a serving member of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) and recently appointed into the cabinet of President Bola Tinubu, Human Rights Activist and Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, has filed a lawsuit against the Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa.

Other renowned activists who joined in filing the suit were Chief Patrick Eholor and Barrister Samuel Ihensekhien, who argued that Musawa serving as an NYSC member cannot at the same time serve as the Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The trio filed the suit at the Federal High Court, in Abuja, today, to challenge the illegality of the appointment of Hannatu Musawa as a federal minister.

Adeyanju, in a statement alongside the court document, noted that it is now crystal clear from the authoritative pronouncements of the Supreme Court in the case of Modibbo against Usman decided in 2019, that a youth Corps member is not competent to contest any election in Nigeria and or engaged in partisan politics like Musawa in the case.

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