Metro UNESCO to Increase Heritage Sites in Nigeria [THISDAY]


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Regional Director and Representative of UNESCO, Benoit Sossou said talks are ongoing between UNESCO and the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture to increase UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nigeria.


Sossou revealed this at the World Book Day celebration and theatre production hosted by the Embassy of Spain, in Abuja.

Sossou who had visited some states in the country, prior to his assumption of office noted the rich, diverse cultures of Nigeria and its potential heritage sites. “We have a good relationship with the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture. We stand ready to support artists and to help Nigeria nominate many World Heritage Sites.”

In a related development, UNESCO is collaborating with the Ministry of Education to combat illiteracy in conflict areas.

Sossou said UNESCO’s pro literacy programme will deploy new media technologies such as ICT, phones, radios and television to take education to young people in conflict regions, and North-east Nigeria. “We are working with the Ministry of Education to take into account, the constraints in those areas. When a woman or young girl cannot go to the classroom, we will bring education through modern technologies.