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Towards the implementation of the Nigerian cultural policy for the promotion of culture in Nigeria

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Nigeria is among one of the African countries that took a cue from Ghana to formulate its national cultural policy at the insistence of the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Since 1976 when Nigerian formulated her cultural policy till date (2009), gaping loopholes exist which hinder the promotion of culture as documented in the cultural policy. This paper provides a guideline for the promotion of culture in Nigeria vis a vis the integration of traditional values by the government (state action). In order to address the issue sequentially, this paper discusses culture and its importance before x-raying the role of state action in the promotion of culture in Nigeria. It proffers solutions towards the implementation of the Nigerian Cultural Policy to ensure that culture is promoted in the country.

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