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Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa

The Federal Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa, is set to blow 3.7 billion Naira on some alleged phantom “research and development”, a whistleblower, who calls himself “99% OPPRESSED”, has revealed.

The whistleblower made the revelation on his X, formerly twitter, handle, @PIDOMNIGERIA, over the weekend.

The allegation

The whistleblower, who wondered how the bullshit passed through the National Assembly and President Bola Tinubu, tweeted:

“Ministry of Art, Culture and creative Economy budgeted 3.7 billion naira for research and development and the bullshit passed through the National Assembly and Tinubu assented to it.

“Yet they claimed Nigeria is broke.

“How on earth will that ministry spend 3.7 billion naira for research in 2024.

“What culture are they researching about?” he asked.

The sinister plot

However, according to 99% OPPRESSED, Musawa’s plot seems to be sinister as she allegedly has ulterior motives.

He revealed that the Art, Culture and Creative Economy Minister has embarked on construction projects.

The whistleblower also accused Musawa of corruption and nepotism.

He said she is “constructing roads and installing streetlights in her hometown (Musawa) Katsina state, and in (Bichi) Kano state, where her father grew up, and she currently have her relatives there”.

He added that “she corruptly included all those projects in her ministry’s 2024 budget, when her ministry is not the ministry of works.

“Yet she is constructing roads and installing streetlights. That is the height of Nepotism!

“Using Federal money to do project in her hometown and that of her relatives!!”

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He enjoined Nigerians to travel to Katsina and Kano to confirm his claims.

In case they could not, he enjoined them to go through the Ministry of Art, Culture and Creative Economy’s budget for 2024.

There, he said, “they will see all my claims in the budget… 3.7 billion naira for cultural research!”

See a screenshot of the post below:

See a copy of the budget allocation for the Ministry below:

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Diaspora Digital Media joins the fray

Diaspora Digital Media (DDM) reached out to the Federal Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa, @hanneymusawa, through her X handle, for her response.

DDM also contacted her through the Ministry’s official email: info@fmacce.gov.ng.

She has, however, yet to respond at the moment of this publication.

This medium will update this report as soon as she does.

About Hannatu Musa Musawa

Hannatu Musa Musawa is a Nigerian lawyer, politician, and author.

She currently serves as the Minister of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy in Nigeria.

Early Life and Education

Musawa hails from Katsina State in the northern part of Nigeria and belongs to the Fulani ethnic group.

She obtained her undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom.

Subsequently, she pursued two postgraduate Master’s degrees.

One was in the Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs from the University of Cardiff in Wales, while the other was in oil and gas from the University of Aberdeen.

Life, career and accomplishments

Musawa has had a diverse and successful career across various fields.

She worked as a lawyer in private companies, providing legal counsel and representation in various matters.

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Her specialization in marine affairs and oil and gas law demonstrates her competence in these challenging areas.

In 2023, President Bola Tinubu appointed her as the Minister of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy.

Prior to this, she served as his Special Adviser on Culture and Entertainment Economy.

In her current role, she oversees the promotion and development of Nigeria’s creative sector.

Her job includes ensuring the preservation and display of the country’s cultural heritage.

Political Engagement

Musawa has actively participated in Nigerian political affairs.

She contested for a legislative seat in the federal House of Representatives and lost.

She also served as a lawyer on the prosecution team in the 2003 presidential election petition.

The petition involved Generals Muhammadu Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo, both of whom later became presidents.

Musawa in currently responsible for shaping the nation’s artistic landscape and preserving its rich heritage.


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