Nigeria to establish museums in rural areas to benefit locals
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared plans to establish community museums as part of efforts to ensure that local communities benefit from tourism.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, announced the plan on Thursday at the ongoing 4th UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture in Kyoto, Japan.
A statement on the event was made available to newsmen in Abuja by Mr. Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Culture.
“To encourage tourists to visit the rural areas where money spent is quickly reflected in the local economy, we are trying to establish community museums,” the minister said.