The Sir Henry Erikowa-led Advisory Board and Management of the Nanna Living History Museum and Monument paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency, Samata Gifty Bukari, the Consul-General of the Ghanaian Consulate in Lagos earlier today.
The visit was in part to appreciate the people of Ghana for their hospitality and warmth towards the Merchant Prince of Niger Delta -Nanna Olomu while in exile between 1896-1906.
In the spirit of Pan-Africanism, the Ghanaians ensured Nanna was eased into their culture and preserved his wealthy status to the chagrin of the British imperialists.
On the other prong, the proactive Sir Henry Erikowa-led board used the visit to establish frontiers of collaboration on trade, exchange and skill acquisition programs between Nigeria and Ghana. This is in keeping with the already established relationship between Nanna Olomu and the good people of Ghana, some of whom traced their ancestry to the famous patriarch in Koko.
The elated Consul-General who congratulated Warri Kingdom on the successful coronation of her 21st Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, expressed profound joy in receiving board members of the Nanna Museum and revealed that they had been waiting for such historic visit.
She pledged Ghana’s unalloyed cooperation in our advocacy to repatriate all of Nanna’s artifacts to Koko.
She also promised to reciprocate our visit, first to congratulate the Olu of Warri on his widely celebrated coronation and sight-seeing of the Museum in Koko.
High point of the visit was the exchange of souvenoirs between the Nanna Living Museum and Monument and the Consulate General.
Secretary-General, Nanna Living History Museum and Monument