Thursday, 3 April 2014

Nigeria to get first Monument Day

Ibadan - The National Museum of Unity,Ibadan, is to
hold a Monument Day this month to draw attention
to the condition of monuments in the country.

The museum’s Curator,Bode Adesina, made this
known in an interview on Wednesday in Ibadan.

Adesina,who disclosed that the date would be fixed
by the National Commission for Museums and
Monuments, said the event was to rally support for
serious conservation efforts.

"We want to draw the attention of the public to the
condition of those relics which are located in various
parts of the country,” he said.
Adesina said the programme was being organised
by the museum in collaboration with its society and
the Oyo State Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

"This year’s edition will feature a tour by the
organisers. The organisers, in company with
journalists, will visit some monuments in the state,
especially Bishop Ajayi Crowther’s ancestral
home.We want to showcase it so that it will be
declared a national monument.We really want to
work out a dossier on how it could be enlisted as a
World Heritage site like Sukur in Adamawa and
Osun-Osogbo groove," Adesina said.

The event was also to sensitise the public about the
importance of monuments and the need to
conserve them for future generations.

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