Abuja - The Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Edem Duke, on Thursday said that Nigeria recovered 45 artworks from the U.S. last week.
Duke announced the recovery of the works of art on Wednesday night at the unveiling of the logo of the "Abuja Biennial".
The Abuja biennial is an arts fiesta designed to draw artists from Nigeria, Africa and other parts of the world.
The maiden edition of the Abuja biennial is expected to hold between October and November 2015.
The minister commended the Federal Government for the recent recovery of the 45 items in addition to others recovered from France and other countries.
"Nigeria is the cultural capital of Africa with our works embellishing some of the biggest museums across the world.
"Only last week, we were able to recover about 45 of some of our arts treasures from the U.S.
"There is also the need to recover other treasures of Nigeria’s arts from countries abroad so that our children will be better informed and educated about their heritage,’’ Duke said.