The Jigawa government has awarded N22 million contract for the construction of ultra-modern archive and gallery.
The Director, History and Culture Bureau, Alhaji Dan-Iya Uba, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Tuesday.
Uba said more than N18 million was earmarked for the construction of the archive while N4 million was set aside for the rehabilitation of its theatre.
He said adequate provisions were made in the 2012 budget to facilitate smooth running of the project.
“The archive will serve as library, documentation and research centre to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the people of the state.
“The renovation of the theatre will also enable the cultural troop and dancers from the state to rehearse and organise plays,” he said.
He added that the state government had concluded arrangement to construct a central gallery to enable all the five emirates present their heritage.