Africa: Germany to repatriate 1,130 Benin bronzes says Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, signs agreement with Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the country had signed an agreement for the repatriation of 1,130 Benin bronzes from Berlin in Germany.

Mohammed during inauguration of The Art Hotel in Lagos, said that the bronzes were looted from the ancient city of Benin in 1897, 125 years ago.

According to nannews.ng, the minister assured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s commitment toward recovering the nation’s priceless works of art.

READ: Africa: Nigeria to Construct Museum in Oba of Benin’s Palace for Repatriated Artefacts To Drive Tourism

“Let me restate our commitment to recovering our priceless works of art which were looted from our country.

“Our efforts in this regard have started to yield fruits. Last week, in Berlin, Germany, we signed the agreement for the repatriation of 1,130 Benin bronzes which were looted from the ancient city of Benin kingdom in 1897.

“This number represents the single largest repatriation of looted works of art anywhere in the world.

“There is no doubt that the return of the most coveted Benin bronzes to Nigeria will help to stimulate domestic tourism in our country,” he said.

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