The Bauchi State Government said it will rebuild and reopen its abandoned museum to enhance tourism activities in the state.
The Commissioner for Tourism and Culture,Alhaji Modibbo Abdulkadir, who said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria added that the state would also restore other good cultural and traditional practices to boost tourism.
He said that the abandoned museum situated on Bauchi -Jos Road was inagurated in 1988.
He said the ministry had commenced a new architectural plan on the dilapidated structure.
“The museum has been abandoned by previous administrations for reasons best known to them and the items are kept somewhere safe in the state.
“The government will re-open and make the museum functional to publicly display the state’s cultural heritage and other cultural and traditional practices of all its 20 local government areas.
“We will preserve our culture and promote it by bringing back activities such as annual festivities,’’ he said.