A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF ABUJA CARNIVAL OF 2011 AND 2012
I was moved to embark on this research in an attempt to have an insight into event management and Tourism Development and Promotion in Nigeria: A Comparative Assessment of Abuja Carnival of 2011 and 2012. This research work is divided into five (5) chapters and sub-chapters. Chapter one deals on introduction of the topic, the reason for the research, the objectives of carrying out the research and methods used in carrying out the research. Also the significance of the research to the community, governments, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, tourism developer and stakeholders were discussed. The limitations definition and clarification of concepts such as event, event management, tourism, tourism development promotion and development were discussed. Chapter two has to do with literature review which comprises theoretical literature, empirical literature and theoretical orientation. Theoretical literature is all about theories used and they include Systems theory and functionalism. Empirical literature is the view of different authors a regards to the topic understudy. Theoretical literature is the application of theories in the work. Chapter three come the background information of the Abuja. Also geographical location, historical background of Abuja, climate and vegetation, history of Abuja carnival and venues for the various events were discussed in details in this chapter. Chapter four come the data presentation and analysis. Thosre that participated at the carnival, activities at the Abuja carnival were also mentioned. Those that manage this event were equally discussed and they include Abuja Carnival Management Committee (CCMC), Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), National Orientation Agency (NOA), Abuja Environmental Protection Board to mention a few. Those who support these events were equally discussed. There are problems that faced the staging of this mega event in Nigeria and solutions to the problem were discussed in details. Comparative assessment of the Abuja carnival of 2011 and 2012 were equally mentioned. The impacts of the carnival to the host community and tourism development were discussed. Ways by which these mega events in Nigeria were promoted and the role of private sector and its impact were discussed. Finally, recommendation summary and conclusion were discussed in chapter five.