FG Asks European Nations to Return Stolen Artefacts

The Federal Government has called on European nations in possession of over 3000 artworks believed to have been stolen by British expedition’s personnel during the … Continue reading FG Asks European Nations to Return Stolen Artefacts


The Federal Government has called on European nations in possession of over 3000 artworks believed to have been stolen by British expedition’s personnel during the Benin invasion to return them particularly as the nation prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary.

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Edem Duke, made the call at a meeting of Nigerian officials and European museum representatives over the Benin bronzes in European museums.

Countries like Germany, Denmark, Italy, and the United States of America had at various times returned artefacts to their original owners and expressed optimism that Britain would also do same to Nigeria.