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Germany To Return All Benin Artefacts By 2022

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has agreed to return all Benin artefacts by 2022.

The artefacts are those taken from the Benin Royal following the British incursion in 1849.

This was announced on Tuesday at a press briefing in , the nation’s capital.

The event was attended by the Minister of Information, ; Edo State Governor, Godwin ; and the German delegation.

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At the meeting, the German Director-General Culture and Communication, Dr Andreas Gorgen said Germany acknowledges 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

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The artefacts are to be returned to Benin, Edo State capital.


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