THE ART OF TIV RELIGIOUS POETRY AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO LEADERSHIP IMPROVEMENT IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • JOYCE TERUMBUR DANKARO Department of Tiv Language Studies, COE Katsina-Ala
  • MARGARET EMBER HENDAH Department of General Studies Education, COE Katsina-Ala
  • AYAM ABUR-DEGARR Department of Fine & Applied Arts, COE Katsina-Ala
  • BLESSING ATE `Central Primary School, Katsina-Ala

Abstract

Attempts at achieving qualitative and effective leadership have appeared to be elusive in our society today. Leadership trainings, workshops and conferences meant to entrench good leadership qualities in leaders at various strata of governance have seemingly not availed much. Governments keep being voted out on account of poor leadership qualities it exhibited while in power. No one really seems to have a formula for good leadership which is an essential ingredient for good governance and invariably, national development in all spheres of our society. This paper is preoccupied with providing alternative ways of sourcing for and achieving good leadership through the art of religious indigenous sung-poetry. This form of poetry is informative and provides instruction on how leaders can draw inspiration from biblical leaders whose leadership qualities are uncontested and if emulated, could greatly influence the leadership style of leaders in Nigeria, as well as fast tract national development. This could be made possible through the composition and listening to indigenous religious songs that are instructive on good leadership from the biblical perspective.

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Published

15-05-2016

How to Cite

JOYCE TERUMBUR DANKARO, MARGARET EMBER HENDAH, AYAM ABUR-DEGARR, & BLESSING ATE. (2016). THE ART OF TIV RELIGIOUS POETRY AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO LEADERSHIP IMPROVEMENT IN NIGERIA. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 2(5). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/271