Cultural Tourism and Community Develpoment: The Case of Egúngún Festival Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Tinuoye, O.I and Solanke, A.S (2020) Cultural Tourism and Community Develpoment: The Case of Egúngún Festival Ogbomoso, Nigeria. Journal of Women in Technical Education and Employment, 1 (2). pp. 38-45. ISSN 2734-3227

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This paper examines how Nigeria’s cultural resources can be harnessed for community development using the Egungun festival in Ogbomoso Oyo State, Nigeria as a case study. It also exposes the rich culture and uniqueness of Egungun festival for the purpose of rural tourism and community development. Descriptive survey design was adopted, and the study employed the use of both primary and secondary data. A population of 150 respondents were investigated during the celebration of the festival. Findings indicates that the large audience generation and the presence of other tourism related industry like local markets, African dance and music, local food joint, recreational centers, hospitals, and functional public transport systems among many others during the celebration makes the Egúngún festival a feasible instrument for community development. The study attempted to situate the vital role that cultural values and tourism in promoting community development. This paper recommends that concerted efforts should be made by state and local administration to deepen tourism aspect of the event, globalize the content and reduce unnecessary hooliganism associated with it. The paper can also serve as a basis for further research in the area of cultural tourism and tourism promotion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Adedamola Bameke
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2021 13:29
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021 13:29

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