The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law has called on the court to remove the Minister of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, from office.
This request stems from allegations of her violating the National Youth Service Corps Act.
Additionally, the organization has urged the court to compel the NYSC to invalidate the certificates awarded to Musawa and music promoter Kenny Ogungbe.
They claimed that issuing these certificates contradicts the provisions outlined in the NYSC Act.
The defendants named in the suit include Hannatu Musawa, Kenny Ogungbe, the NYSC, and the Federal Government of Nigeria, listed as the first to fourth defendants, respectively.
The plaintiffs alleged that the mobilization of Musawa and Ogungbe for the mandatory one-year national youth service after surpassing the age of 30 was unlawful, illegal, and contrary to patriotism.
Furthermore, they asserted that Musawa and Ogungbe’s purported national service, along with the certificates of service issued by the NYSC, were null and void.
You will recall that In August 2023, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria accused Musawa of serving as a minister while simultaneously undertaking the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps scheme