Fed Govt to enlist more heritage sites


By Sampson Unamka

 

Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has announced that the Federal Government has plans to enlist more heritage sites.

He made this known in Osogbo during the visit to the Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove.

He said: “The essence of this visit is to renew the national and global attention on this world heritage site and to formally announce our plan to enlist more sites as world heritage sites.

As you are aware, Nigeria has many veritable sites that meet the requirements of being declared World Heritage Sites.

We are taking immediate steps to first enlist the sites on the Tentative List, after which they can be inscribed as World Heritage Sites.”

He, however, noted that some of the sites seeking to be enlisted by the federal government as world heritage site are the ancient Kano City Walls, the Brazilian Baracoon Museum/Point Of No Return in Badagry, the forests in Oke-Igbo, Ile Oluji Axis of Ondo State, the Gashaka-Gumti National Park located in…



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