Germany has agreed to return all Benin artifacts seized during the colonial era to their places of origin by 2022.
This was made know on Tuesday at a press briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital attended by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed; Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and delegate from German Channels TV reports.
German Director-General Culture and Communication, Dr. Andreas Gorgen during the press briefing, said his country has acknowledged that Nigeria has suffered a loss.
He said Germany is on a restitution mission to Nigeria, to return all artefacts taken from the Benin Empire.
He also announced that Germany will partner with Nigeria in the area of culture promotion and preservation. The artifacts are to be returned to Benin, Edo State capital.