The Nigerian Musical Instrument Production Industry

  • Sunday Ofuani
Keywords: Nigerian, musical instruments, production, industry, economic, problems, development, prospect

Abstract

The quest for abundant job opportunity and unemployment resolution actually demand economic-diversification approach, which can enhance/advance the development of all the prospective economic industries in Nigeria. The ‘Vision 2020’ movements equally stress on it in order to achieve its targets. In this limelight, this research examines and assesses the various endeavours through which the Nigerian Musical Instrument Production Industry (NMIPI) contributes to the national economy. Through observation, interview, discussion and evaluation methods, it is identified that although the industry contributes to the Nigerian economy it requires technological, mechanical, cost-effectiveness, financial-viability, trade and industrial development to enhance optimal utilization of all its economic potentials. There is no Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or any official record(s) of the existing economic and cultural inputs of NMIPI. Hence it may be difficult for the Local, States and Federal governments and the populace to appreciate the impacts of the industry by recognizing, supporting, strengthening and making it work effectively. On this backdrop, this paper discusses and evaluates the NMIPI in order to expose its various economic and cultural importances. The problems and prospects of the industry were identified and examined. The findings can serve as basic evaluation information that can help to assess and appraise the economic prospects of NMIPI.

Keywords: Nigerian, musical instruments, production, industry, economic, problems, development, prospect

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