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Oguntoye Twins emerge International Cultural Ambassadors for National Museum of Unity



The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), National Museum of Unity, Ibadan, has awarded the famous twins in African Tourism, Taiwo and Kehinde Oguntoye, as International Cultural Ambassadors.

The Oguntoye Twins were awarded International Cultural Ambassadors on Thursday at the 2023 International Museum Day celebration in Ibadan.

Our corresppndent reports that the Twins, who are founders of Twins Tourism, initiated the famous World Twins Festival.

Theme of the event was: “Museums, Sustainability and Well being” and it was chaired by the Nigerian former Ambassador to Philippines, Amb. Yemi Farounbi.

Our correspndent reports that among others awarded in recognition of their immense contributions to culture and African traditions were Farounbi; Alhaja Romoke Ayinde; Karamat Ajala and Ajibola Ogunkeyede.

In his remarks, Farounbi told participants at the event to be in-charge of their today, as leaders of tomorrow, urging them not to throw away cultural values.

He demonstrated to them the great lessons in the conserved car used by the late Premier of Western Region, Chief S.L Akintola, saying that it could teach them about greatness.

Earlier, Prof. Abba Tijani, the NCMM Director-General, said the International Museum Day, had through the years, become a veritable avenue to advocate role of museums in the society.

Tijani, represented by Mrs Oriyomi Otuka, a Deputy Director and Curator, National Museum of Unity in Ibadan, said that Museums play vital roles in the society.

He said that theme for the year’s Museum Day has opened up huge possibilities for museums and cultural organisations to engage with health as well as wellbeing of the society.

Participants at the event were drawn from American Space Ibadan, Nigeria Association of French Teachers, Museum Society of Nigeria, Friends of the Museum and selected secondary schools, among others.

It featured cultural performances by Ogere Community High School, Inter Schools Quiz competition, cutting of the International Museum Day celebration cake, among others.

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Akeem Abas

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