THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE SACRED SPECIALISTS IN AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION IN THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY

Joy Onyinyechukwu Ezugwu (PhD), Ambrose Obodoeze Ogueche (PhD), Rev. Fr. Dr. Williams Peter Awoshiri, Bibinu Joseph Umar, Rev. Fr. Vontih James Dona

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The thrust of this paper is on the contributions of the sacred specialists in African Traditional Religion (ATR) in the Contemporary Nigerian society. African Traditional Religion has a host of sacred specialists who are professional in their various disciplines. They are seen as indispensable persons who engender progress in the human society like Nigeria. The researchers made use of primary and secondary sources of data collection as their methodologies. The work discovered among other things that sacred specialists play essential roles in African society. The work recommended among other things that professionalism among sacred specialists in African Traditional Religion should be encouraged.


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Contributions, Sacred Specialists, ATR, Contemporary Society, Nigeria.

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