The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has warned against the trafficking of the nation’s cultural heritage.
The Minister was speaking at the handover of the trafficked Nok terracotta by the Ambassador of France in Abuja.
He appealed to other countries who are yet to return trafficked artefacts from Nigeria to borrow a leaf from the French government.
On his part, the Director General of the National Commission for Museum and Monuments, Mr Yusuf Usman, urged Nigerians to pay more attention to their cultures.
He said that the nation is blessed with diverse cultural landscapes that could serve as a major revenue earner for government if well harnessed.
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called for the dissolution of the investigative panel set up to look into the allegations against the State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura.
The panel, headed by Mr Yusuf Usman, was set up by the Nasarawa State Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Dikko, to investigate the 16-count impeachment charges levelled against the Governor by the lawmakers.
Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Mr Mohammed Ibaku, said that the panel lacks the credibility to carry out their duty.
Mr Ibaku explained that the Assembly based its decision on a petition written by a group known as Nasarawa Concerned Citizens, alleging irregularities in the composition of the panel.
The House took the decision while sitting in Karu Local Government, away from the assembly complex in Lafia, the state capital.
The members moved to the area, which borders the Federal Capital Territory, alleging insecurity at the Lafia assembly complex.
The house wants the Chief Judge to set up a new panel.