International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Sociological and Cultural Significance of the Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival in Nigeria
Benjamin Chijioke Asogwa, Joseph Chinedu Umeh, Victoria Ada Okwoche

This study analyzed the sociological and cultural significance of the Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival in Nigeria. Data were collected from 252 respondents in Kebbi State. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution, percentages and means. The study showed that majority of the respondents (44.84%) agreed the festival seasons they witnessed so far have been a great source of relief from tensions. Furthermore, many people (69.44%) have settled permanently in Argungu as a result of fishing, water and regularity of festival while only a few (30.56%) settled in Argungu for others reason. Kebbawa people (40.87%) endorsed the continuity of the festival. Furthermore, 32.94% of the respondents comprising of Sokoto people and people from other parts of Nigeria would want the festival to continue. The Kebbawa people ranked the festival events with higher preference for water events (72.62%).

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