The Tourism Potentials of Kagoro Community and Its Socioeconomic Potentials in Kaura Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria

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Orga, D.Y.(Ph.D), Emmanuel-Anthony, R. K

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Published: 26 April 2024 | Article Type : Research Article

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This study assessed tourism attractions of Kagoro community and its socioeconomic potentials in Kaura Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. The study sampled 400 respondents drawn from stakeholders; staff of Kaduna State Tourism Board; Kagoro hills managers; Traditional rulers in Kaura LGA and community members. A survey method research design was adopted and data were obtained through interview schedules, questionnaire and field survey. The data analyzed using descriptive statistics, results revealed that Kagoro community is endowed with very rich cultural and natural tourism potentials including the popular Afan festival, the giant “Katagwan” footsteps and his grave stones as well as the over bearing topography and inviting humid climatic condition among others. The study also revealed that the tourism attractions in Kagoro community have very high socioeconomic potentials including job and employment creation, revenue generation, infrastructural development among others. It was found that many of these attractions were still yet to be fully developed thereby denying the people its full socioeconomic benefits. The study therefore recommended the provision of infrastructural facilities; adequate marketing and promotion of the tourism potentials as well as adequate security and funding for the proper development of these attractions.

Keywords: Kagoro, Tourism, Attractions, Potentials, Kaura LGA.

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Orga, D.Y.(Ph.D), Emmanuel-Anthony, R. K. (2024-04-26). "The Tourism Potentials of Kagoro Community and Its Socioeconomic Potentials in Kaura Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria." *Volume 4*, 1, 10-19