Society of African Journal Editors

Kogi Journal of Management

PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT IN EVENTS PLANNING/MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA

Authors: Amaeshi Uzoma Francis & Azunna Donatus Chikwendu

Journal: Kogi Journal of Management

Events Planning/Management in Nigeria is a relatively new venture in the business scope in Nigeria. It has  evolved over the years from sundry events services such as catering, decoration, rentals, bridals, photography,  etc. into a One-Stop or total/holistic Events Packaging/Planning. Events vendors now have to handle events as  projects from start to finish. This need came as a result of desires to reduce stress associated with events  planning on the parts of the celebrants. However, such holistic events planning have attendant risks  associated with them. Managing such risks demands some form of professionalism on the part of the Events  Manager. This work, is therefore, to serve as a guide to Events Manager on the possible risks inherent in events  management and also how to manage such risks.