The day we get our historical past proper is the day Nigeria will likely be higher.
I’ve learn so many historical past books about Nigeria however most of those historical past books are written by the white males, not till I met Dr Raphael James who occurs to be the founder and Director Basic of CRIMMD – Heart for Analysis, Data and Media Growth. CRIMMD is a middle that manages info; media and political analysis; biographical and autobiographical writings; documentations, exhibitions and script modifying. A non-political, non-governmental, non-profit making however commonplace analysis developmental establishment. CRIMMD is 20yrs now.
He additionally runs the CRIMMD Talent Acquisition Heart for Ladies and by August 2021 ending he has skilled a complete over 7,000 ladies freed from cost in numerous vocations.
He’s additionally a historic and educative vacationer, in Nigeria and he has visited 33 out of 36 states of Nigeria and documented over 500 vacationer websites within the final 8 years. He’s the founding father of the biggest Picture Museum of Nigeria Historical past with near 40, 000 images.
He has received a complete of 202 awards for his commendable works to humanity. He was listed within the New Telegraph Newspaper of January 23, 2021 as Nigerian “Prime Historian and Report Keeper” in accordance the ‘Naija7 Wonders’ He was additionally listed among the many 5 enterprising Africans for the final quarter of 2016 by the ‘African Enterprise Journal’; voted “SDLG Africa’s Most Dependable Particular person” 2016.
He’s historic in information. Throughout my interview with him. I found that a few of this historical past must be re-write as a result of some are actual whereas some should not. Dr Raphael Library and museum is absolutely outfitted and commonplace to the purpose. Each historic story, images, info each outdated and new, even some forgotten gadgets being utilized by us are discovered on this constructing. I used to be even stunned seeing that cabinet TV and that outdated radio field that right this moment has been transformed to MP3 which you’ll be able to carry round in your pocket now. Wow!!! What a historical past. I wager you in case you go to this Crimmd Library and museum, it should deliver again your outdated recollections about life. Stuff you suppose you might have forgotten you will notice it in CRIMMD.
I actually be taught Alot from this man. I feel home tourism just isn’t all about selling solely tour facilities in Nigeria for Nigerians but additionally making analysis concerning the historical past of the outdated and selling it to the world like I stated from the start ” The day we get our historical past proper is the day Nigeria will likely be higher”.
(“I’ll nonetheless inform you about Badagry being the primary colonial storey constructing in Nigeria and never first storey constructing in Nigeria”)
One factor that also baffles me about CRIMMD is free, another museums do acquire cash earlier than you go inside to feed your eyes, most likely some libraries too however Dr Raphael James permits all the pieces in CRIMMD to be free settle for if you wish to dig one thing out in 1706 about one thing, that’s when he’ll cost you due to touring right here and there to get full particulars about your work.
Dr Raphael James is absolutely attempting and I feel he wants assist like getting a much bigger place for his museum and library as a result of he nonetheless has extra analysis to displace however no area to showcase. If in case you have any good intentions to purchase a great place for him to maintain him doing the nice work, please accomplish that as a result of this museum and library that conserves each historical past and analysis concerning the fact in our nation will assist our forthcoming Era to grasp the historical past higher.
Dr, I’m so glad seeing you in individual and I imagine each of us will go a good distance on this historic journey to set issues proper on this nation. Provided that the nation will perceive the significance of historical past and never simply historical past but additionally home tourism. As a result of someway tourism can also be associated to historical past.
I select the half to turn into nice to my technology to return, no tales.
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