|Type||Journal Article - Research on Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Title||Traditional Crafts and Tourism Development and Promotion in Etim Ekpo Local Government of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.|
Many Nigerian communities are richly blessed with their own indigenous crafts and industries, which could help
them to grapple with their environment and progressively enhance their living. This paper seeks to identify and
document some traditional crafts in Etim Ekpo, with a view to finding out how traditional crafts affects other
aspects of the peoples' culture. The paper further examines how best to harness these traditional crafts/industries
for tourism development in the area. Our interest on the study area arose due the fact that these traditional
crafts/industries are fast being abandoned. It is our contention here that if these traditional crafts are not studied
and documented, they will only be remembered in stories and myths as is obtainable in some African countries.
Therefore, harnessing the potentials of Etim Ekpo traditional craft for tourism development will stimulate the
growth of rural economy, serve as a vehicle for rural community development, create awareness of people's
cultural heritage as well as generates employment.
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