Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has spent the whole of today visiting with one of the traditional leaders in Kwara State.
The Minister who incidentally hails from Kwara may have embarked on this trip in connection with his role as culture minister.
Just yesterday, he declared an exhibition of repatriated Nigerian artefacts open in Lagos. The core of his message was a challenge to the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) to double its efforts in checking the illicit trade in cultural property.
“It is my wish that the NCMM will begin to look at means and opportunities to re-invigorate its export and clearance permits operations and even devise other methods of checking the illicit trafficking in cultural property.
“I was reliably told that there was the system of taking the pictures of all the objects leaving the country and the passport numbers of those exporting non-antiquities out of the country. I think the NCMM should go back into all of the systems that can be used to stop, check and stem the illicit trafficking in cultural property of Nigeria.”
During his visit today with the HRH. Oba Solomon Olugbenga Oloyede, the Olusin of Isanlu-isin, he spoke about the Owu waterfalls.
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