Nigeria signs MoU on artefacts showcasing

Gloria Essien, Abuja

Nigeria’s dream of diversifying its economy through the culture and tourism industry would soon be actualized.

This was disclosed during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Commission for Museums and Monuments and the African Cultural Heritage Digital Museum, in Abuja.

The MoU is designed to ensure that the African Cultural Heritage Digital Museum commissions’ high definition images of Nigerian artefacts, market, promote the use of such images and generate revenue from the images.

The Director General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Mr. Yusuf Abdallah Usman says the MoU would not only create positive awareness about Nigeria, it would boost the economy.

He noted that the commission would continue to partner with deserving agencies and individuals both home and abroad to promote the rich Nigerian heritage.

” Allow me to use this opportunity to reiterate the resolve of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments to continue working towards protecting, preserving and promoting our heritage. We call on all Nigerians to join us in this onerous task as culture as social product can only be successfully promoted by involving the people”.  Mr Usman said.

On his part, the promoter of the digital museum and founder African Cultural Heritage Digital Museum, Mr. Obinali Egele, said that Nigerian artefacts have huge economic potentials.

” Very soon with a click away, Nigeria will make money through its artefacts in a digital museum”  Egele said.

The African Cultural Heritage Digital Museum shall be inaugurated on May 18th 2016, which is International Museums Day.

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