National Museum of Unity Ibadan educates students on Independence Day

From right, Mrs Comfort Akinmeji, Chief Museum Education Officer; Curator, National Museum of Unity, Ibadan, Dr Amos Olorunnipa and Mrs Feyisara Akinbiola, at the museum’s Independence Day celebration in Ibadan.

As part of its primary aims of promoting values and norms for national unity, development and promotion of tangibles and intangible treasures of Nigeria, the National Museum of Unity Ibadan, join others across country to celebrate the 56 independence anniversary of Nigeria.

The event which took place at the premises of the Museum at Aleshinloye, Ibadan, rallied students from Sacred Heart College, oke ado, Saint Catherine secondary school and Qiblah High School to an educative quiz session on Nigeria current affairs.

However, after an interesting video clicks on the pre and post independence history, the moderator of the event awarded gifts to the three winners of the quiz in the order of merit with Saint Catherine secondary school, Qiblah High School and Sacred Heart College coming first, second and third respectively.

In his remark the Curator of the museum, Dr Amos Olorunnipa, commended the participants for attending the event at a time schools are on public holiday and also lauded the museum’s six-man committee 56 independence anniversary led by Mr Niyi Adegboola for creating the platform to celebrate, encourage and educate the young at heart on national values.

While frowning at the reckless display by a yet to be identified persons on the over 156 year old Ilojo Bar monument in Lagos, the curator called for sincerity of purpose in protecting, preserving and promoting national monument as legacy for the future of the Nigeria.

“Personally, I am worried at what legacy individual; particularly those at the top position in this country are leaving for the children yet unborn.

“Lagacy is building something that will outlive us. Our history is what we do and set in motion. No one can live forever, but what we create and preserve can.”

Olorunnipa however encouraged the students not to loose hope, charging them not to allow themselves to be use by anyone to destroy the bright future that awaits them.

“You all have future, hence don’t allow anybody to use you to destroy your future. We should all go back to our culture that is very rich in moral uprightness.”