Obaseki applauds Cambridge’s Jesus College for return of Benin cockerel statue

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Obaseki applauds Cambridge’s Jesus College for return of Benin cockerel statue

Assures on work on Benin Royal Museum

With the confirmation by Jesus College of Cambridge University of the return of ‘Okukor’ statue, one of the artifacts looted from Benin in 1897, hope is rising for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s mission to secure repatriation of more famous Benin artworks in Europe and other parts of the world to be housed and exhibited at the Benin Royal Museum.

The governor upon assumption of the office promised to restore the dignity and heritage of Edo people with a retrieval of the state’s looted artworks held in museums and private collections across the world.

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