On Tuesday, in Abuja, U.S. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of $125,000 grant to promote Nigeria’s rock art.
The MoU was jointly signed by the U.S. Trust for African Rock Art (TARA), National Commission for Monuments and Museums (NCMM), University of Calabar (UNICAL) and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
Mr. Stuart Symington, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, said: “What we want to do is to make sure that the Nigeria’s patrimony and the extraordinary museum collections are cumulated by people who know everything about museums.
“This is to enable people see what has been done overtime; so that we can capture the whole of history about people and the society.
“We are celebrating something that unites Nigerians from Calabar to Zaria and beyond; we are not the first to be here and by God’s grace we will not be the last.
“By the time we are bound together in this planet, we stand the chance to make historical marks and that is what this cultural preservation is all about.”