The National Commission for Museum and Monuments, on Friday, said arrangements have been concluded for the return of artefacts removed from “Durbi-Takusheyi”, the first settlement area in Katsina from Germany.
The Director-General of the commission, Dr Yusuf Abdallah, told newsmen in Katsina that the artefacts were unearthed and taken to Germany for archaeological experiment in 1990.
He said the tools and objects were expected into the country in the second quarter of the year, and would be displayed at the National Museum in Katsina.
He added that the artefacts, which were of historical importance, included jewelleries, burial items, pottery and ancient monies.
“Visitors from all over the world have been going to Germany to view them. We are going to ensure that these treasuries receive similar attention when they are brought back to the state,” he said.
Abdallah noted that the return of the artefacts would assist in boosting tourism in the state and the country in general.
The commission had organised a stakeholders meeting as part of preparations to secure and preserve the artifacts when they were brought back, the commission boss said.