The National Museum of Unity Ibadan under the National Commission for Museums and Monuments has honoured Ambassador Romoke Ayinde with a distinguished cultural recognition award.
This, according to the Commission is in recognition of Romoke Ayinde’s exemplary gesture and great contributions to cultural activities,
The award was presented to Ayinde as part of activities marking the 2023 International Museum Day celebration which was held on 18th May at the Oba Alado Awaye’s Hall of the Museum in Ibadan under the chairmanship of Nigerian former Ambassador to the Philippines, Ambassador Dr. Yemi Farounbi.
The theme of this year’s celebration was: Museums, Sustainability and Well being according to the Curator, and Deputy Director, National Museum of Unity, Ibadan, Mrs Oriyomi Pamela Otuka who represented the Director General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Prof. Abba Isa Tijani.
Otuka in her speech stated that through the years, International Museum Day has become a veritable avenue to advocate for the role of museums in the society, adding the theme for the year’s Museum Day has opened up huge possibilities for museums and cultural organizations to engage with the health and well-being of society.
Speaking in the same vein while addressing the audience, Dr. Farounbi challenged the students from the schools that were invited to be in-charge of their today as leaders of tomorrow and urged them not to throw away their cultural values, and use most objects in museums to aid their teachings.
The recipient, Ambassador Ayinde in her remark dedicated the award to all the students that was invited for the celebration while offering 100 of the students and 30 of the Museum’s staff a free vocational training through her Imperial Initiatives For Human Development.
Other dignitaries that were presented awards in acknowledgement of their immense contribution to culture and African tradition were Ambassador Dr. Yemi Farounbi, Karamat Ajala, Ajibola Ogunkeyede among others. OYO NEWS