King Agbo Ebonyi has been appointed as the Ambassador to champion Nigerian repatriation of antiquities efforts by the National Commission for Museum and Monuments.
King Ebonyi, the President of Idoma Youths Vanguard who also doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of Uncle King Rice was conferred the ambassadorial appointment on Tuesday 10th January, 2023.
According to the Director General of NCMM, Prof. Abba Isa Tijani, the duties of Mr Ebonyi includes “mediating with individuals and private collectors in respect of repatriating authentic Nigerian antiquities from the United States of America.
“Upon establishing the provenance of the artifacts, involve individuals and corporate philanthropists in sponsoring the acquisition from the individual or private collectors such artifacts solely for repatriation purposes to Nigeria by compensating where necessary, the individual or private collectors.
“Forward all field reports to the Nigerian Embassy and Consulate in the United States and to the Director-General of the Commission in Abuja for final approval and conclusion of the entire processes.” The statement reads.