Thursday 1 August 2013

Prof Folarin is new Vice Chairman of a UNESCO Committee

A Subsidiary Committee of the Meeting of State Parties to the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property has elected Nigerian representative, Prof Folarin Shyllon to serve as Vice Chairman.
Prof Folarin Shyllon

According to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Folarin’s new job “was part of the outcomes of the First Session of the Committee held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris”.  
Nigeria joins seventeen other countries as members of the committee. The countries are Oman , Peru, Pakistan, China, Romania, Mexico, Egypt, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Morocco, Chad, Madagascar, Japan, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Croatia.
 Nigerian delegation, the statement added was led by the  Permanent Delegate and Ambassador of Nigeria to UNESCO,  Mariam Katagum, Prof Shyllon, Mr. Augustus Ajibola of the Ministry, Director-General of National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Mallam Yusuf Abdallah Usman and two other staff of  the Commission.

“The Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke lauded the election of Nigeria into the committee stressing that the development has  put Nigeria in a strategic  position to drive efforts aimed  at addressing the challenge of illicit import, export and transfer of ownership of cultural property at the national and international levels”.

1 comment:

  1. This is definitely a deserving election of a leading specialist on a subject that still has to be widely known by the public. Governments that are half-hearted on issues of cultural property matter should be encouraged to do more
    Kwame Opoku.