CONSERVATION OF KANO ANCIENT CITY WALL AND GATES: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS IN NIGERIA
Adeyemi, A. and Bappah, B. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
This study examined the problems militating against the conservation of the Kano city ancient wall and gates and the prospects of their conservation. The theoretical purpose and significance of conserving the historic built environment were examined to clarify their validity to the study area while also evaluating the extent of decay of the wall and gates. Field surveys, interviews and observations were conducted. From data collected it was revealed that wall and gates were rehabilitated in 2004/2005 through the support of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany with a sum of $70,000.00 as grant under the "Preservation of Cultural Heritage of Developing Countries" and also that major culprit aiding the destruction of the historical monument is the State Government among other factors. The research concluded that the ancient city wall and gates are greatly threatened by destruction and complete elimination while conservation is the only way to prevent it. Finally, the Insurance of the historic structures promotion of tourism so as to generate revenue for the upkeep of the monuments amidst other were recommended.