HERITAGE MANAGEMENT IN THE SOKOTO RIMA BASIN: A CASE STUDY OF ALKALAWA IN SABON BIRNI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF SOKOTO STATE.
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Keywords

Heritage Management
Sokoto Rima
Archaeological Potentials

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Isa Muhammad. (2017). HERITAGE MANAGEMENT IN THE SOKOTO RIMA BASIN: A CASE STUDY OF ALKALAWA IN SABON BIRNI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF SOKOTO STATE. Al-Mahram International Journal, 9(1), 101 - 116. Retrieved from http://journals.unimaid.edu.ng/index.php/almahram/article/view/80

Abstract

Alkalawa is an abandoned settlement site, located ten kilometers away from SabonBirni Local Government Area Sokoto State Nigeria. It has got some archaeological features like; graveyard, dye pits, ruins of the defensive wall, a historical manuscript which speak a lot about the heritage of Gobir people who settled in this site. The site is currently enlisted as one of the tourist sites in Sokoto State because of its archaeological potentials. The Ministry of Arts and Tourism started a site Museum that is uncompleted and It also attracts people from within and outside Nigeria who come to seek spiritual blessing from the grave of Bawa Jan Gwarzo and other rulers of Gobir Kingdom. Despite these potentials, the site is currently managed by the inhabitant of the present-day Alkalawa village. Little or no support is coming from the State Government in safeguarding these archaeological resources and the site is under threat due to intensive farming and desertification. This paper attempts to suggest ways towards managing and protecting this historical site for the purpose of education, tourism, and economic activities.

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