Protection of Tribal Culture

Where
Nigeria
When
2012
Key objectives of the measure:

Schools are encouraged to set up tribal clubs which students belong and they are taught the culture of such language/tribe. At such clubs traditional mode of dressing, dance and even theatre are learnt.

Also in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information, TV and Radio Stations are mandated to ensure that the context of their programs promote the cultural image and aspiration of the nation. Cultural programs are to be given adequate coverage and transmission. There is a peak period (6.00pm-10.00pm) at the National Television Authority (NTA) when all programs to be transmitted must be local productions. 

Furthermore, news presenters on the National Television are expected to appear only in native attires as a way of promoting Nigerian fashion. The news items are also presented in local languages both at the National and State levels. At the State level, major news are transmitted in local languages.

Also at the national level, no state function is complete without the display of Nigerian culture via dance, drama and even exhibitions. Even the National Anthem is being interpreted into local languages. The lyrics are rendered with the use of the local Talking Drums.

The Federal Government has also mandated Civil Servants to come to work on Fridays in only native attires. This policy is aimed at promoting the culture as well as Nigerian textiles/fabrics. The members of The Performing Musicians Association are
encouraged to ensure that at least a track in all their musical albums is done in native language.

The members of The Performing Musicians Association are encouraged to ensure that at least a track in all their musical albums is done in native language.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation