Benin artefacts in Germany museums

Germany To Return All Benin Artefacts By 2022

Germany has accepted to return all Benin artefacts by 2022.

The artefacts were taken from the Benin Royal Court during the British incursion in 1849.

This was announced on Tuesday at a press briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Present at the event were the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed; Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; and the German delegation.

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At the meeting, Dr Andreas Gorgen, the German Director-General Culture and Communication said Germany understands that Nigeria has suffered a loss.

He says Germany is on a restitution mission to Nigeria, to return all artefacts taken from the Benin Empire.

He also announced that Germany will partner with Nigeria in the area of culture promotion and preservation

The artefacts are to be returned to Benin, Edo State capital.

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