By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
The acting Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, on Tuesday, encouraged children to patronize museums to understand their cultural heritage.
Acting Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed this when she received the delegation from National Commission for Museums and Monument, who came to Government House on a courtesy visit, in Kaduna.
According to her, arts and culture are what they cherish in the state, stressing that they are ready to support them towards their good initiative as this will help children to really understand their culture.
Hadiza, emphasised the importance of museum, adding that it tells the story from where they are coming from and what they have left behind for their children.
She admonished them on the need to do more to encourage people to learn about their history, lamenting that children no longer have interest to visit the museum.
“The history now is being lost, they need to awake and make more emphasis on patronage, so that people will know the importance of going to museums,” she said.
She compared the situation whereby people troop into museums to learn about culture, history in those days.
Hadiza, appealed to them to come up with plans where the people come to museums for leadership training, adding that this is the only place which you can find your identity.
She further said, the state is revising its curriculum, but without their support, the children cannot benefit from the museum.
“In addition, children have a way of telling stories through what they have seen in museums.
“Kaduna State is well placed and well known in the country, it is an added value to what the state is known for others to learn.”
The acting Governor, commended them for the NOK cultural festival coming up soon.
“This will attract funds into our economy,” she added.
In a remark, the Curator National Museum, Kaduna, Gimba Abdul, said they were in Government House for congratulatory message.
He said, a museum is the first tour of every child’s visit because of its activities to feel the culture, souvenirs of the people.
He stressed that their coming to museum will help to easily identify items on their own.
“The patronage in the North is poor, it will help in knowledge of tourism, history and culture,” he said.
“Therefore, we have come to seek for support towards the NOK Cultural Festival which will be on November 29, this year, it will make Kaduna State museum known and this will attract others into the state,” he added.