INAUGURATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE ON THE REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND NATIONAL MUSEUMS

In a bid to improve the services of the National Archives of Nigeria, a Presidential Committee was inaugurated by the Federal Government of Nigeria in person of Chief Ufot Ekaette, CFR, mni, on the 15th December, 2006.
The purpose of the Committee is to review the state of the National Archives and the National Museum.

The Members of the Committee is as follows:
1. Ambassador Segun Olusola, mni, OFR    - Chairman
2. Hon. Justice Mustapha, CON               - Member
3. Barrister S. D. U. Amon                      - Member
4. Mr Adam Modu                                 - Member
5. Prof. Gabriel O. Alegbeleye                  - Member
6. Dr. O. J. Eboreime                            - Member
7. Elder J. B. Daramola, mni                    - Member
8. Mr. N. M. Adediran                             - Member
9. Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Shehu                  - Secretary

Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference given to the Committee are as follows:

(i) To examine the state of the National Archives and of the National Museum and make appropriate recommendations for the rehabilitation and equipping of both institutions.

(ii) To examine the present status of the National Archives and recommend an appropriate structure either as Parastatal or Extra-Ministerial Department, indicating appropriate domiciliation for it, and taking into consideration the practice in other parts of the world.

(iii) To review the core functions of the National Archives and the National Museum and recommend how best to fund their activities from both the Government and the Private Sector.
(iv) To make appropriate recommendations on the construction and equipping of a befitting National Headquarters for the National Archives as well as rehabilitation of the Zonal Offices in Enugu, Ibadan and Kaduna.

(v) To make any other recommendations that in the opinion of the Committee would enhance the preservation of Nigeria’s records and archival material under the National Archives and the preservation and exhibition of objects of Nigerian’s History, Arts and Sciences under the National Museums.

 

 

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