Tuesday, February 25, 2014

LASRAB Undertakes Badagry Records Survey

Lagos State Records & Archives Bureau (LASRAB) has carried out records survey and accessioning of Badagry Local Government to determine historical records of enduring value for preservation and use of future generations.

The survey was undertaken by Archivists of the Bureau led by Mr. Bolaji Uthman, the Director General - LASRAB. The exercise was conducted round the entire Local Government which include the Local Government Headquarters, Ajara Badagry and other parts of the Local Governments which include Ajido, Ere, Wawu and boundary town of Ikoga that is the boundary between Lagos and Ogun State.

Courtesy call was paid to the Executive Chairman of Badagry Local Government, Hon. Husitode Moses Dosu by the team to brief him on their mission and intimate him on the importance of records and archives to the development of society. The team surveyed the important documents of the Local Government Secretariat particularly documents on chieftaincy matters and financial records that has enduring values.

The team visited the palaces of the Akran of Badagry, Wawu, Jengen, Mobee and the Barakun of Seriki Williams Abass which is the relics of the slave trade in Badagry town. Also visited were the Badagry divisional library, Customary Court, High Court and Whispering Palms and the Baale of Ajara chief Jacob Gbadebo was not left out being the headquarters of the Local Government.

Chief Gbadebo gave a deep insight into the history of Ajara Community from the ancient period till date as well as the various developmental changes that has taken place and the challenges being faced.

The Aquatic Jungle which is another important tourist site in Badagry was also visited. The essential feature of the jungle is the abandoned aircraft/aeroplane on the site which is used to educate the children about the component and importance of airplanes.

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