Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Gov. Obaseki, Bello, Ortom, other dignitaries bag Culture Ambassador Award in magnificence

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) has held its annual International Museum day on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This year’s International Museum Day tagged: “The Future of Museums: Recover and Re-imagine” focused on creating awareness and rethinking the museum of the future to meet the challenges of the modern era.


International Museum Day was founded in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to raise public awareness of the importance of museums in the development of society, and it has been slowly gathering pace since then. Despite the constraints of a digital-only format, #IMD2020 events reached over 83 million people on social media on May 18 alone.


In addition, a number of professionals and communities developed, envisioned, and shared new (co-)creation of value methods, business models for cultural institutions, and creative solutions to the current social, economic, and international concerns in relation to culture, artifacts and museums in national and international communities.


Furthermore, a book written by the Director of Educational Services and Training, NCMM, Dr. Carolyn Nnanusa Ezeokeke, entitled “Museum Education: Theory and Practice, The Nigerian Experience” was formally launched and presented to the public. The occasion was chaired by His Excellency, Former governor of Imo state, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Chairman Senate Committee on Art, Culture and Tourism, Nigeria. Some Nigerian Public officers and cultural ambassadors who have contributed to the development of the cultural heritage of Nigeria were recognized via award presentation.


The Director General of the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments, and professor of Museology and Anthropology, Abba Isa Tijani in an interview with TOPFLYERS MAGAZINE noted that he was elated with the outcome of the event while promising that in his administration, the commission would continually meet up with its mandates which are to regulate antiquities in Nigeria, look after antiquities and cultural heritage, preserve and display Nigeria’s cultural heritage for the public to see and appreciate both nationally and internationally.


The recipients of this year’s award are: Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Governor Samuel I. Ortom of Benue State, H. E. Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, former Governor of Ogun state; H.E. Donald Duke, Former Governor of Cross River State; Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, Hon Minister of State FCT; Rt. Hon. Peter Akpatason, Deputy majority leader, House of Reps.; Etubom Arch. Bassey Eyo Ndem; Prof. Oledinma Nwanna-Nzewunwa; Alh. Salman Abdulazeez Muhammed and Princess Okaine Okojie


The historic event held at Rockview Hotel, Royale, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria was graced by cultural ambassadors, royal fathers, public officers, journalists, clergy men and women, elder statements, and other crème de la crème from all walks of life

                                                        PHOTO GALLERY

From Left: DG of Museums, Prof. Abba Isa Tijani, Governor Godwin Obaseki, Edo state and Ag. Director of Museums, Mal. Gimba A.M

Dignitaries Group photograph with Edo Sate governor on blue suit in the middle


Group photograph with some committee members and staff of the museums

Cultural troupe from Edo state

                              Abubakar Usman, SA Museums
                                            Governor Obaseki (left) receiving Award

                    One of the Awardees, Etubom Arch. Bassey Eyo Ndem (right) receiving award


                                        Director General of Museums, Abba Isa Tijani


                                                     Sen. Rochas Okorocha

From Left: Museums Board Chairman, Arch. Umma Dambo Mamman-Da and DG of museums, Prof. Abba Isa Tijani
                        Hon. Peter Akpatason, deputy majority leader (left) receiving his award

                                                            Benue Cultural troupe display

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