Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, delivered a lecture at the third edition of the Chief (Dr) John Agboola Odeyemi Annual Lecture, at the Natural History Museum, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on the 29th of April, 2016.
The Hon. Minister spoke on the topic “Harnessing Our Natural and Cultural Heritage for National Development.”
The Natural History Museum, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, was established in 1971 to conduct research into the vast natural and cultural history of Nigeria, among others.
The annual lecture was organised in recognition of the need to preserve the country’s natural and cultural heritage and in honour of Chief Agboola Odeyemi, erstwhile National President of NACIMMA for his immense contribution to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage.
Aside the Institute Fundamental Afrique Noir in Dakar, Senegal, the Museum is the only Natural History Museum in West Africa.