Ngazargamo Ruins to be restored

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has set up a committee on the restoration and conservation of ruins of the former capital of Old Kanem Borno Empire, Birnin Ngazargamo.

The committee will be headed by the new Secretary to the State Government, Baba Mallum Wali, a Geography graduate. The 8-man committee also includes professors and historians from the University of Maiduguri and the Yobe State University, Damaturu.

A statement signed by Gaidam’s Director of Press Affairs, Abdullahi Bego, said the committee is expected to come up with a design for the restoration and conservation of Birnin Ngazargamo and develop modalities to develop the site into a cultural and historical center.

The statement added that the committee will work in the long term to develop the site into a ‘World Heritage Site’.