By Yau Waziri
Gombe State Government has advice the National Commission for Museums and Monuments to research and document historical artifacts in the state towards preserving the history and culture of the people.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Manssah Daniel Jatau, gave the directive when the representatives of the commission paid him a courtesy call in his office.
Dr Manassah Jatau explained that Gombe State has rich historical monuments, cultural artifacts, and unique history that could be preserved for posterity and the generation of income for the overall being of the people.
He highlighted the importance of culture and history to any people and called on the traditional institutions as well as all well-meaning people to endeavor to contribute to preserving and improving their cultural and historical values.
The deputy governor informed the representatives of the commission about the Commitment of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to provide an office at the defunct native authority offices built in 1937 to serve as a Museum and to support the activities of the commission to succeed in their responsibilities.
He requested them to forward a written application seeking authority to use the defunct native authority offices near the Gombe Police Division for approval.
Speaking earlier the Curator, Hassan Kassim, said they were at the Deputy Governor’s office to convey the appreciation of the Director-General National Commission for Museums and Monuments to the State Government for supporting the commission’s activities.
He said the Commission is seeking the approval of the Governor to use the ancient building of the defunct native authority which is itself a monument to be used as a Museum.
Hassan Kassim, stressed the need for the state to have an archive where the rich historical documents, monuments, and artifacts will be preserved for future generations to know their history and culture.