FG Moves To Repatriate Precious Artifacts
The National Commission for Museums and Monuments says it is working with other countries to bring back precious artifacts and antiquities stolen and taken away to other countries during the colonial period.
This was disclosed at a workshop organised by the Commission in partnership with ECOWAS in Abuja with the focus on safeguarding Nigeria’s collection of artifacts.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who was represented at the program, said there was need to tackle the illicit trafficking and vandalization of her valuable and priceless artifacts.
Participants at the program believe that safeguarding Nigeria’s cultural heritage and artifacts will enhance tourism development for the nation’s economy.