Obaseki calls for the conservation of audiovisual heritage | The Guardian Nigeria News


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Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki challenged stakeholders on the need to explore and develop innovative ways to manage and preserve audiovisual resources by ensuring that human experiences are gathered and documented in easily recoverable formats.

He entrusted yesterday the commemoration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage by the United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and sister organizations.

The governor, who reaffirmed the need to conserve and safeguard valuable audiovisual resources for future generations, reassured that the museum project in the state would serve as an essential institution to preserve the audiovisual heritage of the Edo people.

“Today (yesterday) being World Audiovisual Heritage Day offers another opportunity to explore more innovative ways to preserve and safeguard our audiovisual heritage, ensuring that our experiences are gathered and documented in easily retrievable formats “, did he declare.

The governor identified digitization as one of the most suitable means of preserving and storing audiovisual content, noting that the format opens up unlimited possibilities for publication and dissemination in digital media, which is easily accessible to young people at the age of technology.

Reaffirming the government’s commitment to safeguarding the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Edo people, Obaseki urged “collaboration among global stakeholders to ensure that sustainable structures are built and that the legacy of our times is not only preserved. but that it fully reflects the range of our experiences.

Meanwhile, the Governor yesterday congratulated Chief Dan Orbih on his 60th birthday. Obaseki, in a statement, wished Orbih many years of celebration in good health and happiness, imploring God to grant him wisdom and grace in the service of Nigeria.

He said: “On behalf of the government and people of Edo State, I congratulate you, Chief Dan Osi Orbih, as you join the sixties. I wish you many more years of impactful service in our dear country. “


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