The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris has commended the Leadership of National Commission for Museums and Monuments for their untiring role in preserving and maintaining the Nation’s historical monuments and artifacts for the future generation.
Alhaji Idris gave the commendation recently in Abuja when the leadership of the Commission lead by its Chief Executive Officer and Director General, Mr. Yusuf Abdallah Usman paid him a visit at the Treasury House.
The Accountant General underscored the importance of preserving the nation’s rich historical artifacts saying that they remind us of our roots, the efforts our forebears made to preserve, protect and to develop their societies so that life could be sustained.
Citing examples with successes recorded by China and other Asian nations in areas of medicine, technology and tourism, Alhaji Idris maintained that no nation can make any considerable progress without recourse to its past, emphasizing that Nigeria the development of these sites into modern tourist centers can earn a lot of revenue for the Nation.
Furthermore, Accountant General explained that the young generation stands to benefit much from visiting such sites as they will provide them with great insights on the virtues of hard work, as the observe the exploits our ancestors who within the limits of the technology available to them maximally utilized them to their benefit.
He promised that the Treasury will cooperate with the Commission to realize her mandate.
Earlier in his speech, Director General of the National Commission of Museums Mr. Yusuf Abdallah Usman congratulated Alhjai Ahmed Idris on his appointment as the Accountant-General of the Federation describing it as an honour well deserved.
He informed the Accountant General that they were at the Treasury House, to called felicitate with him on his appointment and to discuss issues bothering on the smooth operation of the Commission. The Director General enumerated the functions of the commission to include the preservation of National Monuments, projecting historical antecedents and promoting the knowledge of facts and history of the Nation and appealed for the support of the Accountant General in actualizing the mandates.
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