Pictorial showcase of country’s history opens in FCT

Nigeria 1914 Exhibition, a showcase of historic portraits, artefacts and work, which chronicles Nigeria’s historical past from the 1914 amalgamation by means of the 1960 Independence debuted within the nation’s capital.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the opening ceremony of the week-long exhibition was held on Saturday night time on the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

Akin Laniyi, Mission Director of ‘Nigeria 1914’, stated the exhibition with the theme “The Story of Nigeria’s Delivery, Historical past, Milestones and Ions” was scheduled to carry from 1-8 October.

In accordance with him, the mission, which acquired the endorsement and help of the Federal Ministry of Info and Tradition and different related our bodies, coincides with Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary celebration.

“Nigeria 1914 exhibition government-endorsed instructional exhibition of images, portraits, artefacts and work primarily based on Nigeria’s historical past, milestones, icons and tradition from the 1914 amalgamation and thru 1960 independence to newer instances.

“We felt that at a time like this, Nigeria is in want of such a mission as a result of it is going to provoke our consciousness as a individuals to mirror on our nice historical past and the much-needed social order.

“It’ll maintain for eight days right here on the Transcorp Hilton, ranging from our independence day, and it’s aimed toward selling our schooling, nationhood and good issues about us as a richly numerous individuals.

“Every exhibition day has been named after a good basis, an excellent trigger in Nigeria, to encourage and respect their major allocation.

“The exhibition will host the general public and dignitaries from all walks of life, who will come and relish our journey from 1914 until date,” he stated.

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Mr Laniyi stated the historic artefacts and footage, works of contemporary Nigerian artists drawn from throughout the nation, together with Kola Ogunwale, would even be showcased on the exhibition.

He stated every day of the exhibition is organized for guests from the diplomatic group, authorities functionaries, and lovers of artwork and historical past of Nigeria.

“It’s my humble pleasure to announce that inside these eight days, we’ve specifically devoted days just like the Goodluck Jonathan Basis Day, Atiku Care Basis Day and Prince Authur Eze Basis Day.

“Others embrace Prince Ned Nwoko Basis Day, Tony Elumelu Basis Day, TY Danjuma Basis Day, Yakubu Gowon Basis Day and Yar’ Adua Basis Day.

“In keeping with our imaginative and prescient of selling nationwide unity and our shared historical past, this exhibition may even be staged round main cities in Nigeria, together with Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos.

“It’s to current Nigeria, her individuals, alternatives and potential on the worldwide stage by means of iconic footage, work, artefacts and portraits.

“The exhibition shall be taken by means of cities of the world together with London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, New York, Beijing, Toronto, Stockholm and Tokyo, having staged it spherical main cities in Nigeria, ” he added.


Chuks Anyaduba, Mission Director, Mission Tourism Africa, informed NAN on the sideline that the occasion was apt and well timed because the nation was battling varied challenges that threatened its unity.

He, subsequently, recommended the organisers for the initiative, whereas calling on different Nigerians of goodwill to embrace and conceive tasks that foster social integration and nationwide unity.

“Personally, once I heard about this, I felt it was a unbelievable thought as a result of many younger individuals don’t perceive what it means to have independence.

“They don’t perceive the story behind the motion that introduced us Independence, so documenting and showcasing that course of is one thing commendable.

“I urge individuals to key into this to maintain us abreast of the nationalists’ actions, the nice leaders that fought to carry our Independence for us,” he stated.


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