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Bayelsa government advocate promotion of culture through museums

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*Says, museums play crucial role on tourism success

By Francesca Iwambe

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The Bayelsa Government on Thursday emphasised the need to to promote culture and tourism through the establishment of museums.

According to the government, museums which are meant to create an ambiance that would
captivate visitors will boost tourism activities in the state.

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Speaking during a collaborative meeting with the management of the Bayelsa State Heritage Museum in Ovom-Yenagoa, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Tourism, Piriye Kiyaramo noted that museums play a crucial role in the success of every tourism destination.

He said that museums have historic objects of cultural value that tell the stories of the world and offer a sense of place adding that investing in Museums will attract domestic and international visitors to the host destination.

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He said cultural and heritage attractions should be maintained as the cornerstone of tourism, offering tourists and visitors lasting experiences, such that they would always desire to repeat the visit to the state on account of its touristic appeal.

He reiterated that it was essential that the tourist attractions in the state were properly maintained, cared for and further developed to continue to offer the visitors value for their money with quality experience, adding that: “museums serve our communities in a multitude of ways, playing crucial roles in preserving the local culture and heritage.

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“For centuries, museums have played an integral role in preserving the history of societies with exhibits, telling us stories about how our nation, our communities and our cultures came to be, and without them, those stories could have been forgotten.

Kiyaramo maintained that with careful documentation and artifact preservation, the Ijaw culture can be recorded and remembered, as well as shared and understood by those from different cultural backgrounds, saying that a single visit to a museum can give an in-depth information on a particular subject matter.

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For her part, the Acting Curator of the National Museum (Oloibiri Oil and Gas), Mrs. Rachel Adelani, said modern museums are saddled with the task of collecting, preserving, interpreting and displaying objects of artistic, cultural or scientific significance for the education of the public.

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“I Admire Your Eloquence, Calmness,” Emir Of Kano To Obi

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The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has declared that he admired the eloquence, calmness, humility of the standard bearer of the Labour Party, (LP) Mr Gregory Peter Obi.

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The Monarch stated these when the presidential candidate paid him a courtesy visit in his palace on Friday.

Said he “Iadmire your eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God.”

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A statement by the spokesman of the Thirdforce Dr Yunusa iTanko added that Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrived Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party the statement further stressed used the occasion of the visit to brief the Emir of his desire to serve Nigeria as the next president come 2023.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he had been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he was experienced enough to lead Nigeria.

“Though l am in the state for sympathy visit, l deem it appropriate to make the Palace my first point of call to pay you Royal Homeage and to formally infor.m of my intention to run for president in the forthcoming election.”

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Mr Peter Obi furthet explained that he was also in the Palace to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befell the state penultimate weeks.

The Emir who nited that the country was blessed with abundant resources but wondered why there were suffering, poverty and crimes, said he believed Obi was eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor wished wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

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Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engineer Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Party Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Obi Visits Emir of Kano, restated his Desire to Lead Nigeria+photos

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The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party Mr. Peter Gregory Obi on Friday visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero where he reiterated his desire to serve Nigeria.

Obi visited the revered monarch as he arrives Kano to sympathize with the Kano Flood Victims as well as Beirut Road Collapsed Building.

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The former Anambra State Governor, who said he has been exposed to various areas of governance for years, noted that he is experienced to lead Nigeria.


While he told the Emir he is in the state for sympathy visit, Obi said he deemed it appropriate to make the Palace his first point of call.

The visit to the palace, Peter Obi explained, is to pay Royal Homage to the revered Emir and also to formally inform him of his intention to run for president in the coming election and also to sympathize with him as a Royal Father for the twinntragedy that befalled the state penultimate weeks.

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On his part, the Emir of Kano expressed his happiness for the visit and said he admires Peter Obi’s eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God. He also thanked him for having respect for culture.


The Emir who said the country is blessed with resources but wondered why there’s suffering and poverty and crime, said he believed Obi is eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor where he wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.

Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engr. Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed , Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour Mall Raji in his entourage.

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2023: Newly wed couple join Obidients in Abuja one million man march+video

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Newly wedded couple on Saturday join the Obidients one million man march in Abuja trending video emerges online.

Naijablitznews.com reports no one seems to be left out as depicted in this video showing the newly married couple marching for LP presidential candidate Peter Obi.

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