Kaduna acting Governor urges more patronage of museums to broaden knowledge, identity



The Acting Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, on Tuesday urged parents to allow their children to patronize museums in order to broaden their knowledge about the history and cultures of the various entities in the country.

Balarabe made the call in Kaduna when she received a delegation from National Commission for Museums and Monuments, on a courtesy visit.

She said the state government cherishes art and culture, and was ready to support the Commission in mobilising children to develop the habit of visiting museums.

She noted that though the museum tells the story of where we came from, but that aspect of history is being lost.

“The history is now being lost, we need to wake up and place more emphasis on patronage of museums so that our people will appreciate each other.”

Balarabe appealed to the commission to come up with plans where people will come to museums for leadership training, saying it is the only place where people will find their identity.

According to her, the state is revising its curriculum to deepen knowledge about all aspects of life.

To encourage patronage, she advised that access to museums by students be made free.

She commended the commission for organising the NOK cultural festival, coming up soon, and pledged government support for a successful event.

In a remark, the Curator National Museum Kaduna, Gimba Abdul, said the visit  was to seek government support towards the upcoming NOK cultural festival slated for Nov. 29.

He also sought government support to encourage public schools in the state to patronize the Kaduna museum to broaden students perspective about the country.

Edited by Maharazu Ahmed

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