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Obaseki urges conservation of audio-visual heritage

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
28 October 2021   |   4:06 am
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has challenged stakeholders on the need to explore and develop innovative ways of managing and preserving audio-visual resources by ensuring that human experiences ...

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has challenged stakeholders on the need to explore and develop innovative ways of managing and preserving audio-visual resources by ensuring that human experiences are collated and documented in formats that are easily retrievable.

He gave the charge in commemoration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage yesterday by the United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and sister organisations.

The governor, who restated the need to conserve and safeguard valuable audio-visual resources for future generations, reassured that the museum project in the state would serve as a critical institution to preserve the audio-visual heritage of Edo people.

“Today (yesterday) being the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage presents yet another opportunity to explore more innovative ways to preserve and safeguard our audio-visual heritage, ensuring that our experiences are collated and documented in formats that are easily retrievable,” he said.

The governor identified digitisation as one of the most appropriate ways of preserving and storing audio-visual contents, noting that the format opens limitless opportunities for publishing and broadcasting in digital media, which is easily relatable among youths in the technology age.

Reaffirming the government’s commitment to safeguarding the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Edo people, Obaseki urged “for collaboration among global stakeholders in ensuring that sustainable structures are built, and that the legacy of our times is not only preserved but are made to reflect the full gamut of our experiences.”

IN the meantime, the governor, yesterday, congratulated Chief Dan Orbih on his 60th birthday. Obaseki, in a statement, wished Orbih many more years of celebration in good health and happiness, beseeching God to grant him wisdom and grace in service to Nigeria.

He said: “On behalf of the government and people of Edo State, I congratulate you, Chief Dan Osi Orbih, as you join the sexagenarians. I wish you many more years of impactful service to our dear country.”

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