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”.
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”.