Lagos Gets 216 Million Naira From Ford Foundation To Build Museum
A world class museum is going to be built in Lagos, courtesy of Ford Foundation.
On Monday, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode confirmed that Ford Foundation had provided 600,000 dollars, about 216 million naira for the architectural design of the proposed Lagos Museum.
The museum is proposed to be sited at the old Presidential Lodge, Marina, Lagos.
Ambode made this known when he received the Executive Vice-President of Ford Foundation, Ms Hillary Pennington, and other top executives of the foundation in Alausa, Ikeja.
He said that the foundation had also indicated interest to embark on a global road show to generate additional funding for the museum.
According to him, the museum will be completed within the next three years.
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Earlier, Pennington said it was an honour for the Foundation to partner the state government on the construction of such an iconic building.
She said it was in fulfillment of the pledge made by the foundation’s president when he visited the governor a year ago.
“We are honoured to partner with you and to support your vision for the state to build an iconic cultural space to make available to all diverse cultures and protect the heritage of this great city, and to create space that will be opened to people from all over the world to see and learn about the heritage of this city.
“This is a great city; it is one of the world’s great cities and it deserves the kind of iconic space that you are creating, and we are very honoured to be part of this,” Pennington said.
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