Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Americans top list of visitors to Badagry Museum

06 December 2012, 10:17

Lagos -  Mr Peter Olaide-Mesewaku, the Curator of Badagry Heritage Museum, says that the museum receives patronage mostly from American celebrities and students on excursion.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry on Wednesday that even though tourists from different countries patronised the museum, a greater number of tourists from the U.S. visited the museum.

``Fifteen per cent of foreigners that patronise the museum are Americans.

``Evander Holyfield, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Marlon Jackson are among the celebrities who visited the museum recently,’’ he said.

Olaide-Mesewaku noted that patronage at the museum was usually high during the first and second quarter of every year.

``The patronage at the museum is seasonal; the big season starts during the months of February to July.

`` Students of secondary and tertiary institutions visit the museum in this period when on excursion,’’ he said.

Olaide-Mesewaku said that the museum attracted foreigners because it was a repertoire of history on slave trade.

``I believe that the foreigners who visit the museum do so because of the slave trade history and the monument it houses,’’ he said.

He advised Nigerians to endeavour to visit museums to learn about their antecedents.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Justice Nwafor
'Pray for Imo State' Okorocha cha...

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has charged religious leaders in the state to pray for the continuous survival of the state in the face of the many challenges facing her. Read more...

South-Western Fighters may arise!

South-Western Fighters (SWF) may arise!, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Judging George

I pledge to uphold the tenets of fairness, natural justice and equity in this matter and if anyone tries to interfere, I'll pass a summary judgment immediately, writes Martin Beck Nworah. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Advising the Nigerian Army not to...

This is a strong note of advise, short of a warning, to the Nigerian army to refrain from perpetrating any massacre on communities in the Niger Delta. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
As we wait for Buhari's response ...

Join me in saying a prayer that when Buhari wakes up today or tomorrow, he responds to the horrific act of carnage to our farmers and directs Buratai to direct Arase to go and get the culprits, says Peregrino Brimah. Read more...

Submitted by
WaterAid Nigeria
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016

Let’s start the conversation on why menstruation matters, says WaterAid Nigeria. Read more...