Language and Literary Arts

Federal Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture
Objectifs clefs de la mesure:

To facilitate national integration and evolve a language of popular communication that will build bridges across ethno-linguistic communities.This will create a sense of unity in engagement and enhance intercultural dialogue and conflict resolution.

To promote Nigerian Literature and sensitize Nigerians on the need to change Nigerian reading culture.This will further deepen the understanding of Nigerian history and a good platform for discovering more litterary talents especially among the younger generation;

To preserve Nigerian Cultural Heritage and history.Some oral traditions of intangible cultural heritage are taught,while some are passed to the other generations through Literary Arts.To preserve them,a conscious implementation of thid measure will help preserve our Cultural Heritage.

Périmètre de la mesure:
Local, Regional, National
Nature de la mesure:
legislative, institutional
Principale caractéristique de la mesure:

the National policy shall among all: Undertake research, documentation, and presentation of all Nigerian languages; Promote Nigerian languages at various levels of the educational system; Support and promote Nigerian writers in the production and publication of books, and journals in Nigerian Languages; Encourage the use of Nigerian languages  for Government and Official programmes; Identify and document endangered Nigerian languages through the visual literary and performing arts; Encourage the use of Nigerian languages in the print and electronic media; Encourage tertiary institutions and research centres to develop dictionaries and technical and scientific documents in Nigerian languages; and finally encourage the public and private sectors to provide increased resources for Nigerian language education

Résultats attendus de la mise en œuvre de la mesure:


The implementation of this measure will enhance the establishment of institutional framework on intercultural dialogue, national integration, language of popular communication that will build bridges across ethno-linguistic communities

Promote Indigenous literary Arts.This will contribute to more revenue from the sector and economic development.

Ressources financières allouées à la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

Statutory National budgetary allocation. Nigeria is a Federal States, Education is on a concurrent list.State and Local goverments also have budgets for education and Culture

Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels