Maitama Sule
Maitama Sule

Kano govt to convert late Maitama Sule’s residence to museum, resource centre

NEWS DIGEST – The Kano State Government has acquired the residence of a former Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations, Late Yusuf Maitama-Sule.

The state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement on Wednesday said the building would be converted to a museum and centre for democratic studies.

According to the statement, the centre will be named: ‘Yusuf Maitama Sule Centre for the Advancement of Democratic Politics and Good Governance’.

Mr Garba added that construction works had already commenced at the residence, formerly British Council Library, along Emir’s Palace in the ancient city.

The commissioner disclosed that the initial contract sum for the project put at N621, 604, 295.89 would be in two phases.

According to him, the project will begin with construction of the museum, to be followed by the main centre.

Mr Garba pointed out that the project will preserve the “treasured culture and history” of the people of Kano for future generations, research works and tourism.

“The centre is expected to, among other things, be engaged in capacity building, documentation and digitization of the cultural heritage of Kano people, as well as possible productive partnership with educational institutions and sister organisations within and outside the country for the conduct of research works,” the commissioner further revealed.

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