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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM)

  1. Q: What does NCMM Stands for?

A: National Commission for Museums and Monuments

A: NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM) operates two websites namely: https://www.ncmm.gov.ng and https://museum.ng. The former usually redirects to the latter.

  • Q: What are the mandates of NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM)?

A: In 1979 the Federal Government of Nigeria with decree 77 of 1979 established the National Commission for Museums and Monuments as a replacement for the Federal Antiquities Department to manage the collection, documentation, conservation and presentation of the National Cultural properties to the public for the purposes of Education, Enlightenment and Entertainment. This decree has now been replaced by NCMM ACT, CAP 242 of the law of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1990.

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  • Q: What is the Mission of NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM)?

A: Vision Statement

A stable museum system, which ensures the preservation and integration of the Nigerian cultural and natural heritage within the local and national developmental process and the world heritage network.

  • Q: What is the Vision of NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM)?

A: Mission Statement

The systematic collection, preservation, study and interpretation of the material evidence (tangible and intangible) of the development of the peoples of Nigeria and Nigerians in the Diaspora.

  • Q: What is the Motto of NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM)?

A: Motto

“Great heritage for a greater future”

  • Q: When was the First Museum in Nigeria built?

A: In 1945, the first museum was opened in Esie, in present day Kwara State. This landmark achievement paved way for more structured and well-planned museums in Nigeria.

  • Q: When was the First Museum in Nigeria opened?

A: National Museum Jos, the second museum in Nigeria, was built and commissioned in 1952

  • Q: Who is the current Director-General of NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM)?

A: Prof. Abba Isa Tijani

He was appointed on August 26, 2020 by President Mohammadu Buhari. He is a professor of Museology and Anthropology.

  1. Q: How Many National Museums are in Nigeria?

A: There are currently 52 National Museum outlets in Nigeria (Find list)

  1. Q: How many declared National Monuments are in Nigeria?

A: 65 (Find list)

  1. Q: How many World Heritage Sites in Nigeria?

A: 2, Sukur Cultural Landscape, in Adamawa State and Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove in Osun State

  1. Q: Which is the Oldest know Nigerian Artefact?

A: Dufuna Canoe, more than 8000 years old

  1. Q: Is there a Museum in Abuja?

A: Yes. The Headquarter of NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM) is located at Head Quarters: First Floor, Block C, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Federal Secretariat, Phase 2, CBD, Abuja. The office is an administrative office with no gallery.

  1. Q: What are the email addresses to contact NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS (NCMM) with?

A: info@ncmm.gov.ng, info@museum.ng, mis.unit@ncmm.gov.ng

  1. Q: What is the other name for NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS

A: National Museum

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