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Nigeria plans more heritage sites

By Gregory Austin Nwakunor and Chuks Nwanne
18 December 2019   |   3:41 am
After launching a campaign for return and restitution of looted Nigerian artifacts early this month, the Federal Government has said it will now move to ensure the listing of the country’s heritage....

After launching a campaign for return and restitution of looted Nigerian artifacts early this month, the Federal Government has said it will now move to ensure the listing of the country’s heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday in Osogbo, after a tour of the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, one of Nigeria’s two world heritage sites, the being the Sukur Cultural Landscape in Adamawa State.

A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area selected by the UNESCO as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance and legally protected by international treaties. Such sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. They are considered to be of ‘Outstanding Universal Value.’

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