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We fact-checked Shehu Sani’s claim that there’s no museum in Abuja. He lied. 

On March 4, 2024, Senator Shehu Sani, a former member of the National Assembly claimed that Nigeria is the only country without a museum in its capital city.

Senator Sani whose claim aimed at criticising the federal government said this on X (formerly Twitter) while reacting to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s visit to Qatar where he and his entourage were taken on a tour of various Qatari monuments and the National Museum of Qatar by its Director, Abdulaziz bin Hamad Al Thani.

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“I saw the President in the Qatar Museum. If the Emir of Qatar visits  Abuja, there is no Museum to take him to. Budget after budget, Nigeria is the only country in the World without a Museum in its capital city.Right now, since the termination of the former DG of the National Museum, the new one is yet to take over, he said

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While the claim has generated over 2,500 likes, more than 400 reposts and almost 400 comments today, we did a quick fact-check and we discovered that he lied. 

SOLACEBASE understands that Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has several museum centres serving as a hub of tourism and attractions for visitors.

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While Thought Pyramid Art Centre located at Wuse 2 in Abuja is an innovative art and museum centre dedicated to promoting contemporary art and culture, there’s the “Discovery Museum”, touted as Nigeria’s first digital museum. The centre comprises both Adult and Children’s museums.

Other museums are located in  Asokoro and Central Business District.

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