Rescuing and organising Church, Merchant and Burial Records of Lokoja, Northern Nigeria, 1841-1960 (EAP1436)

Aims and objectives

This project proposes to digitise and document collection of three kinds of endangered materials in the Lokoja area of Nigeria dated between 1841 and 1950. These include; the ecclesiastical records of the Lokoja Anglican and Catholic church; the commercial records of the early European trading companies; the burial records of European/ African missionaries, soldiers, and administrators refracted from the epitaphs in the colonial cemeteries and those housed in the National Commission for Museum and Monument store(NCMM) under state ministry of Culture and Tourism. Others include private/ official correspondences, Judiciary/Prison reports. These materials provide unique information that do not exist elsewhere.