Mexico returns bronze sculpture to Nigeria

Mexico, Nigeria Sculpture

Mexico, Nigeria Sculpture

2/26/2020

Mexico returns bronze sculpture to Nigeria

Photo: Mexico official website (www.gob.mx) Sodiq Oyeleke The Government of Mexico has returned an Ile-Ife bronze sculpture to Nigeria after it discovered that it was illegally exported. This was contained in a press statement obtained on Mexico’s website on Wednesday. The statement said the origin of the sculpture was authenticated by experts. It read in part, “The customs agency of Mexico’s Tax Administration Service, in coordination with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture, returned a bronze Ife sculpture of the Yoruba people to Nigeria. The sculpture. Source: Mexico official website (https://www.gob.mx) “The sculpture was discovered by customs officials at the Mexico City International Airport when the buyer tried to get it into the country. “The sculpture and its provenance were authenticated by experts and agencies of both countries, with the participation of specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History. It had been exported illegally.” The statement added that returning the sculpture to Nigeria was part of Mexico’s commitment to protecting cultural heritage. It added, “Mexico strongly opposes illicit trafficking in cultural property. By returning it to Nigeria, the government shows its commitment to protecting cultural heritage. International monitoring and cooperation are essential for complying with current laws, including the 1970 UNESCO Convention. “The illicit trafficking of cultural property is one of the main causes of the impoverishment of cultural heritage. It deprives the world of valuable information about the origin, context, and nature of these objects.” The statement quoted Nigerian Ambassador Aminu Iyawa as thanking Mexico for its assistance. “Mexico and Nigeria have strong bilateral ties and channels of dialogue that made it possible for this sculpture to be returned,” the statement added DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers

Hmmmm How do we know it's not a counterfeit. Ife power What does this sculptor represent? Does it really have any significance to Nigerians? Do we have minister who is capable of using this to better tourism in Nigeria? Mexico, please you are better at safekeeping than the keepers in my country so we implore you to keep it

More than impressed by Mexico's sterling example. Other countries, complicit in the theft of Nigerian heritage, over the centuries should return their loot to Nigeria. Hope the god in it came along! We seriously do not need this right now, it has been part of our problem. All we want now is a return of all Abacha loots

The oyinbos told us that our ancestor have nothing contributed to the civilization but all their museum is full with Africans sculptures.. do you still have that slavery mentality bros and sis, it’s time for librate yourself from the colonials mentality and start making research That’s good. Mexicans freeing themselves of Idols. Kudos!!!

BBC_Travel BBCBreaking SkyNews MailOnline Telegraph UKmuseums After finishing the potency of the poor idol.pls give them back to go use fight the virus for their side.

Mexico Returns Ancient Sculpture To Nigeria Mexico Returns Ancient Sculpture To Nigeria Why now? Thank you, Mexico! 😍💖 Other countries are returning loot!

Hold am give us something abeg After it has finished dealing with them spiritually right...😅🤣😅🤣😅😂 Soooooooo when is the Edomite, GENOCIDIST, unicorn of UK returning the Star of DAVID Stolen from Jewish BIAFRA?. LIBERTY, THE GREATEST FEAR OF GLOBALISTS. POTUS VP SecPompeo IsraeliPM BorisJohnson MaziNnamdiKanu .

The gods are wisemobilepunch So even Mexico too follow thief our artifacts nah wah o Why Mexico? that's what we keep on saying let BIAFRA Go UK Nigeria because U must let go BIAFRA weather U like it or not bc this was taken away many years back 2day brought back by the same Mexico that take it away, in Igbo language we used to say oji ihe nwata wonihe aka ya enu

they should not have returned ooo because it won't be maintained here in Nigeria They will use it to decorate Buhari's parlour. Just dey watch We don't value our heritage. Those that stole it long ago once knew the value. Foreign gods

Mexico returns ancient sculpture to NigeriaThe sculpture, from the 6th century southwestern Yoruba city of Ife, shows a man wearing woven pants and a hat, sitting with his legs crossed and holding an instrument. Mexico AncientSculpture Sculpture Nigeria IleIfe Yoruba

After them don use all the MB finish So Dem don Depot our gods last last too 😁 Where will we keep it? Who knows how they may have been tormented? We even get where to keep am? Britain did you hear that? After that one don scatter their life🤣🤣🤣 Me akeyi dashi ne halan 🤔 Another Juju has returned to plague us. Mexico found out this idol is what is causing their cartel wars now it has come back to add to Buhari's pepper on us

The spirit inside...

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Some people get liver sha. A thief went inside a shrine and stole this amadioha and sold it to some tourists? So, what should we do with it? Nice one That's good of them. The sculpture ain't happy sef Hmmmm The criminal Britain should return their own 😯 usedbronze.... 😊 They can have it. Other countries are returning money they're returning sculpture. Mtcheew

Mexico Returns Ancient Sculpture To Nigeria Mexico Returns Ancient Sculpture To Nigeria Why now? Thank you, Mexico! 😍💖 Other countries are returning loot!

So not only our looted funds, There are sculptures? Nigeria have started gaining respect in the eye of the world WHY?WE'LL MESS THIS THING UP,DO WE HAVE A MUSEUM? A sculptor or an idol Ife people

Mexico returns ancient sculpture to NigeriaThe sculpture, from the 6th century southwestern Yoruba city of Ife, shows a man wearing woven pants and a hat, sitting with his legs crossed and holding an instrument. Mexico AncientSculpture Sculpture Nigeria IleIfe Yoruba

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