African Traditional Communication Systems and Nigeria’s 20-2020 Development Goals

Oketunmbi, E.O. (2013)

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Introducing ATCOMS as an acronym to African traditional communication systems, this paper discussed the concepts and channels of indigenous communication on the continent. To realize the objectives of Nigeria's 20-2020 development goals, the paper also suggests the adoption of a multi-format and multi-channel communication approach that involves the integration of ATCOMS with the mass media communication strategies. It concludes that ATCOMS is a people oriented, participatory, and popular phenomenon in Africa. Therefore, it recommends the incorporation and exploitation of ATCOMS in NV 20-2020 and notes that such a step will be a right one in the right direction.