Metro & Crime

Don’t hand over Benin artefacts to Obaseki, say Great Benin Descendants

A group, Great Benin Descendants worldwide (GBD), Saturday, appealed to the Federal Government not to yield to any pressures from any angle to hand over the yet to be repatriated Benin artefacts to the Edo State government for safekeeping.

The coordinator of the group, Imasuen Amowie Izoduwa said this while briefing newsmen in Benin City on their stance on the artefacts and other sundry issues as they relate to the history of the Kingdom.

Izoduwa said even when it is crystal clear that the Oba of Benin needs the support of the state government to build a world-class museum to house the yet to be repatriated artefacts, the federal and the state government must first acknowledge that the items are owned by the Oba, noting that they were carted away from his palace.

“On no account, we will allow the Edo State government to be handed over those artefacts.

“What we are saying is that, first, there supposed to be a dialogue on what the collaboration between any of these, whether federal or state government, first, the palace of the Benin Kingdom has to be acknowledged.

“The owner of the things  should be hand over what belong to  him first. Then he will now say, the state government you can now come, let us sit and talk.

“That is where the collaboration comes. The palace will need the state government to build a world-class museum, no doubt about that but one thing that we first of all agree is that the palace owns those artefacts and after that is done, there can now be a round table discussion between the owner and the state government on how they can build a museum and make it economically viable for the entire good of Edo people.

“So, the collaboration is after the property must have been handed over to the owner (Oba of Benin). That is what we stand as a group on,” he said.

SHOCKING LIFE STORY!!!

Abuja Man reveals (FREE) secret Fruits that Increased his Manh00d size and Lasting Power in 5days…

CLICK HERE TO GET IT!!!

%d bloggers like this:
Fake Richard Mille Replica Watches, www.richardmille.to The ceramic upper and lower cases are imported from Taiwan and are processed by ATPT ceramics to form Y-TZP ceramics. After high-tech anti-fingerprint technology, they present a delicate and soft sub-black material. This color quality has remained unchanged for a hundred years. The color and luster are more detailed to achieve the ceramic tone visual pattern electroplating upper and lower shells that are infinitely close to the original products, with anti-reflective coating sapphire glass! The tape uses a soft and delicate Malaysian imported top rubber strap, and the movement is equipped with an imported Seiko NH movement. The buckle of this version is made according to the original size and thinness, making it feel more comfortable and intimate, the highest version on the market Richard Mille Replica