Federal Government on Tuesday said it has started the process of declaring 111 historical sites in the country as National Monuments.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja at the 26th edition of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023).
He said the process of declaring the sites as national monuments had reached an advanced stage and awaiting Presidential Assent.
According to the minister, when the 111 national monuments come on board, they would be added to the existing 65.
Mohammed also disclosed that the Buhari regime had published the first edition of Nigeria’s National Festival Calendar
He said the ministry supported and attended a number of cultural festivals across the country as part of efforts to put them on the national cultural calendar.
The festivals, according to the minister, included Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival in Argungu, Kebbi; the Durbar in Dutse, Jigawa; Calabar Carnival in Cross River and Ijakadi in Offa, Kwara.