Traditional Cultural Institutions

The 774 Local Government of Nigeria has responsibilities on traditional matters.Each of the 36 states also has Council of Traditional rulers.
Key objectives of the measure:

To promote institutions recognised as custodians of culture

Establish a platform for shaping the political,economic and sociocultural life of the Nigerian society.

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

Through community participation and involvement of traditional rulers,document and preserve these traditional knowledge sytems that provide lessons on how to live in contemporary societies;

The kingship system in most Nigerian societies except for the eastern part of Nigeria dates back to centuries and survived the colonial and post colonial rule through communal obeisance and being the spiritual custodian of the vitality of the society.

Support cultural programmes that encourage the continuity of oral traditions,history and effective engagement of traditional institutions in the context of overall national development.



Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

An institutional framework of traditional political system

Harnessing Cultural values and creativity for national development

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Statutory budgetary allocation for state and local government which is about twenty percent of the Federation account.

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