Director-General, National Commission for Museum and Monuments (NCMM) Prof. Abba Tijani, calls for recognition of museums as research institutions.
Written by News Room on May 18, 2022
Director-General, National Commission for Museum and Monuments (NCMM) Prof. Abba Tijani, has called for the recognition of museums as research institutions in the country.
Tijani made the call in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, as Nigeria marked International Museum Day (IMD) with the theme ‘The Power of Museum’
He said this was necessary to make the Museum more relevant, and to reposition it to fulfil its mandate and change its status to that of a global one.
The NCMM boss urged stakeholders, corporate bodies, philanthropists and non-governmental agencies to show more interest in building, developing and maintenance of museums in Nigeria, as done in other parts of the world.
Also, a Nigeria Heritage Consultant, Dr Amos Olorunnipa, said museums contributed to society’s development by enabling visitors to understand the society and culture, calling for the establishment of Community Museums in every community.