Minority Groups,Heritage and Identity

Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and Federal Character Commission which has a mandate of ensuring balance in allocation of resources and federal appointments
Key objectives of the measure:

Nigeria is a multi ethnic and multi linguist  country.The existence of minority groups with  rich cultural heritage is however inevitable.To this effect this measure among s many is intended to:

The promote  the cultural diversity in Nigeria;

To protect the customs,heritage and interest of minority groups;

To encourage social inclusion in Nigerian society

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

Ensure that the culture, history, identity and heritage of minority groups in Nigeria are tied  to their individual socio-economic well-being;

Strengthen and enforce equity to ensure fairness as contained in the  application of the principles of Federal character.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Enhancement of equity and balanced cultural expressions;

A sense of  belonging and nationality of the minority groups;

An institutional framework for inter-cultural dialogue and conflict resolution

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Annual National Statutory budgetary allocation

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