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Yobe Moves To Turn Birnin Ngazargamo To World Heritage Centre

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BEVERLY HILLS, August 18, (THEWILL) – The site of one-time historic capital of Kanem Borno Empire, Birnin Ngazargamo, which is located in modern day Yobe State, is to get a facelift.

This is to turn the site to a historic and cultural centre that would attract tourists from far and near. Towards achieving this, Yobe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, Tuesday, inaugurated an eight-man committee to demarcate, restore and conserve the ruins of Birnin Ngazargamo.

The committee is saddled with the responsibilities of producing a design for the project for the short, medium and long term to restore and conserve the ruins of Birnin Ngazargamo and develop it into a cultural and historical centre.

It also has the task of working to develop and promote the site into a possible World Heritage Site.

A statement issued by the Director of Press Affairs to the governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, listed the members of the committee to include the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Baba Mallum Wali, who is the chairman, and Muhammad Abare, the Director Political in the Government House as secretary.

Other members, according to the statement, include Professor Yakubu Mukhtar of the Yobe State University as the Vice Chairman; Mallam Hassan Gana, Mallam Abubakar Garba, Dr. Ali Manzo Usman and Mallam Lawan Abba Shettima.