Communal Life

The 774 Local Governments in Nigeria,Traditional Institutions in the various Domains.
Key objectives of the measure:

Communal life is viable and enduring unit for sustainable development. It is culture bound and a vehicle for self-definition, self-actualization and self-dignity.

Scope of the measure:
Local, National
Nature of the measure:
legislative, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Traditional festivals and ceremonies which are means of expressing of community solidarity.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Recognising the important role communal life plays in the preservation of the cultural heritage, the National Policy on Culture shall; Collaborate with public and private sector organizations to  promote the nation’s major festivals for national and international patronage; Support the efforts of local communities to identify, document and promote festivals and ceremonies in their area; Initiate compulsory study of the humanities as well as indigenous knowledge systems in educational institutions; Promote arts and crafts associations and cooperatives nationally and internationally; Encourage the development of traditional architectural design that promote Nigerian values and aspirations of the people in a manner compatible with environmental ethics

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Statutory Budgetary allocation.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)