OldNaija plans massive historical exhibition in varsities

By Adesola Ikulajolu |   24 October 2019   |   3:27 am  

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA)

Founder of OldNaija, a history and culture platform in Nigeria, Omipidan Teslim, has disclosed that plans are underway to through historical photo exhibition sensitise and educate youths on the imperatives of history.

He said this during a free historical exhibition organised by the group for the students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State.

The exhibition, which was also part of the activities to mark the 2019 annual press week was held at the Department of Mass Communication where over 500 historical photos and some artifacts were on display.

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Omipidan, an award-winning poet remarked, “The knowledge of history is fast depleting in our society and if it continues like that, there will not be a single Nigerian youth who will know when Nigeria became a republic.

“This is the first of its kind being brought to AAUA, the aim of the exhibition is to teach Nigerian history in a non-boring way and so it featured rally, games and quiz, old school songs, red carpet session and lots more. The historical exhibition will be taken to other universities in Nigeria because the mission of OldNaija is to teach as many Nigerians, the history of their country.”

Commending the coordinators and sponsors of the event, he said: “This is OldNaija’s maiden exhibition and we are glad it’s a memorable one. We say a big thanks to our partner, National Association of Mass Communication Students (NAMACOS) and our sponsors, Dr. Aweni Adams, Mr. Rafiu Onalaja and Sa’eed Omipidan of Nadratan Designs Inc.”

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