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National Archives, Ibadan

The National Archives of Nigeria is situated in a spacious three-story building with a pastel colour scheme, surrounded by three acres of land on the University of Ibadan campus.

It is one of three locations of the National Archives, with the other two being in Enugu and Kaduna. Each site is responsible for storing archives related to its respective geographic region, with Ibadan serving as the location for.

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History of the National Archives

Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike conducted a survey of Nigerian public records from 1951 to 1953, leading to the recommendation for a public record office. As a result, the Nigerian Record Office was established on April 1, 1954. Subsequently, the Public Archives Ordinance No. 43 was enacted in 1957, renaming the archives as the National Archives of Nigeria, effective from November 14, 1957.

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Initially housed at the University of Ibadan, the archive moved to its first permanent building in Ibadan in 1958, funded by the Federal Government’s allocation of £51,000 under the First Economic Programme from 1955 to 1960. The official opening of this building took place on January 9, 1959.

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Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.