US to give Nigeria N50.4M to preserve cultural heritage

February 11, 2017
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The culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigeria’s multiple ethnic groups. The country has 527 languages, seven of them extinct. We also has over 1150 dialects and ethnic groups. The four largest ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani in the north, the Igbo in the southeast, and theYoruba predominate in the southwest.

Nigeria boasts of a plethora of customs and traditions, cultures and festivals, that would appeal to the tastes of the average tourist. Our country is rich in cutlure and traditions with over 250 different ethnic groups of people, all with their own languages and heritage. … People & CultureTraditional culture and dress.

What is important to every family is to ensure their children know and keep their culture especially in speaking and undertstanding their local languages.

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The United States of America has promised to give Nigeria a grant of $160,0. The culture of our country is shaped by Nigeria’s multiple ethnic groups. The country has 527 languages, seven of them extinct. We also has over 1150 dialects and ethnic groups.

The four largest ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani in the north, the Igbo in the southeast, and theYoruba predominate in the southwest.00 (N50,400,000) to enable help in the preservation of her cultural heritage.

The grant which will be made available by the US ambassador Stuart Symington will help Nigerian institutions improve storage conditions of its cultural facilities

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A statement by the US embassy said Symington will sign a memorandum of understanding with the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, the National Museums and Monuments and the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

The MoU will push for the preservation available Nigerian cultural heritage, the embassy said.

 “The grant will enable the institutions to improve the conditions and access to the collections storage areas of ten Nigerian museums,” the US embassy statement said.

Meanwhile, last year, the minister of information Lai Mohammed said that its people lack the culture of collecting and storing data.

 

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