President Bola Tinubu has appointed Hannatu Musawa as minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy.
Until her appointment, she was Special Adviser on Culture and Entertainment Economy to the President.
Hannatu Musawa is a Nigerian Lawyer, politician and author. She was the deputy spokesperson and deputy director public affairs of the All progressives congress (APC) and secretary screening committee for APC presidential aspirants.
Lawyer, Politician and Author.
Hannatu Musawa hails from Katsina state.
She graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Buckingham, UK. She has a postgraduate Master’s degree in the Legal aspects of Marine Affairs from the University of Cardiff wales.
She also has a Master’s degree in Oil & gas from the University of Aberdeen.
Hannatu Musawa is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme court of Nigeria, she is also a qualified solicitor in England & wales, UK.
She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Hannatu has worked as a litigation lawyer and Legal advisor to a number of private companies including the law firm of Late Chief Clement Akpamgbo (former federation attorney general), and she temporarily supported Barrister Bala Na Allah with the Oputa Panel Human Rights Violation Commission.
She is the founder of Hanney Musawa & associates.
Hannatu Musawa has been heavily involved in Politics over the years. She contested for the federal house of representative’s legislative seat in her home state of Katsina.
As an activist, she was once on the prosecutors leading team in the 2003 presidential petition between Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo.
She has a long history of standing out for the rights of women and other people.
Other new Ministers and their portfolios
President Tinubu is expected to administer the oath of office to the newly appointed ministers on Monday, August 21.
- Minister of Innovation Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji
- Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management: Ishak Salako
- Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister Of The Economy: Wale Edun
- Minister of Marine and Blue Economy: Bunmi Tunji-Ojo
- Minister of Power: Adebayo Adelabu
- Minister of State, Health and Social Welfare: Tunji Alausa
- Minister of Solid Minerals Development: Dele Alake
- Minister of Tourism: Lola Ade-John
- Minister of Transportation: Adegboyega Oyetola
- Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Anite
- Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Nkiruka Onyejeocha
- Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy
- Minister of Works, David Umahi
- Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo
- Minister of Youth, Abubakar Momoh
- Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu
- Minister of State, Gas Resources, Ekperikpe Ekpo
- Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri
- Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh
- Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike
- Minister of State, Housing and Urban Development – Abdullahi Gwarzo
- Minister of Budget and Economic Planning- Atiku Bagudu
- Minister of State, FCT- Mariga Mahmoud
- Minister of State, Water Resources and Sanitation- Bello Goronyo
- Minister of Agriculture- Abubakar Kyari
- Minister of Education- Tahir Mamman
- Minister of Police Affairs- Ibrahim Geidam
- Minister of Foreign Affairs – Yusuf Tuggar
- Minister of Interior- Saidu Alkali
- Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare- Ali Pate
- Minister of State, Steel and Development- Maigari Ahmadu
- Minister of Steel and Development- Shuaibu Audu
- Minister of Information and National Orientation- Muhammed Idris
- Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice- Lateef Fagbemi
- Minister of Labour and Employment- Simon Lalong
- Minister of State, Police Affairs, Inman Suleiman
- Minister of Special Duties- Zephaniah Jisalo
- Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation- Joseph Utsev
- Minister of State, Agriculture and Food Security- Aliyu Abdullahi
- Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy- Hannatu Musawa
- Minister of Defence- Muhammed Badaru
- Minister of State for Defence- Bello Matawalle
- Minister of State, Education- Tanko Sunun
- Minister of Housing and Urban Development- Ahmed Dangiwa