Towards proper cultural resource management for sustainable development in Nigeria

  • EE Emeghara
Keywords: Proper, Cultural resources, Management, Sustainable development, Nigeria

Abstract

The place of proper management of cultural resources in the overall developmental process of a multi-ethnic and heterogeneous country like Nigeria cannot be underestimated. This study stresses the compelling need for proper harnessing and management of cultural resources in Nigeria for sustainable development. It posits that Nigeria is yet to make desired progress in the sphere of cultural transformation, notwithstanding her possession of rich, diverse and varied cultural potentials and resources. A principal reason responsible for this unsavory situation is the country‘s inability to harness and exploit the potentials and resources. These resources, if optimally tapped, harnessed and managed, are capable of launching the country on the trajectory of sustainable national development by increasing her economic fortunes. This is by making her one of the leading tourist havens in the world. The paper adopted the thematic, critical and analytical methodology. The position of the paper is that in view of the crucial role of the cultural sector in Nigeria‘s overall developmental scheme, proper harnessing and management of her cultural resources ought to be accorded adequate attention. The paper concludes by proffering suggestions and strategies on how to enhance proper exploitation and management of cultural resources in Nigeria.

Keywords: Proper, Cultural resources, Management, Sustainable development, Nigeria

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