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Efforts at Repatriation

Efforts at Repatriation

Since September 2020, The NCMM under the leadership of Prof. Abba Isa Tijani has approached many museums and institutions using different methods and has recorded success in most cases. The Netherlands in October 2020 returned a 600 years old Ife Terracotta. In March...
600 Year Old Ife Terracotta Returns Home

600 Year Old Ife Terracotta Returns Home

The National Commission for Museums & Monuments has received a treasured repatriated Ife terracotta head from the Kingdom of Netherlands. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohamed took delivery of the artifact at a brief handing over event in his...
Benin Bronze Antiquities Imminent Homecoming Of  Peoples Pride

Benin Bronze Antiquities Imminent Homecoming Of  Peoples Pride

BENIN BRONZE ANTIQUITIES– IMMINENT HOMECOMING OF A PEOPLE’S PRIDE Preparations for the building of the Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) in Benin City, Nigeria are in full swing. The museum will show works of art from the former Kingdom of Benin, located...
The Director General

The Director General

On August 26, 2020, President Mohammed Buhari appointed Prof. Abba Isa Tijani and gave him a mandate to lead the affairs of the Commission. The News was received with wide jubilation and great euphoria by the staff who had been kept in a state of despondence and...