Sango Oyo

The Minister of Arts Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa has said that Nigeria has successfully pushed for UNESCO’s inscription of Sango Festival in Oyo and the multinational nominating of Midwifery: Knowledge Skills and Practices.

Sango Oyo

A statement in Abuja by her media aide, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, reads: “The UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity plays a crucial role in safeguarding and promoting cultural diversity worldwide.

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“It helps in raising the awareness about the significance of Intangible Cultural Heritage, encourages dialogue between communities, fosters respect for cultural expressions and promotes sustainable development by preserving traditional knowledge and practices.

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“The inclusion of these two Nigerian cultural elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity has transformed them into shared global heritage (products) with enhanced visibility. The 181 States, parties to the 2003 UNESCO Convention for Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, are predisposed to visiting Nigeria to enjoy these cultural expressions.”

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