Bagudu pledges promotion of cultural values, tourism
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has pledged that his administration would maximally promote cultural values and tourism.
Speaking at the first Kebbi State Cultural Day, organised by the State Chapter of Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the state government, Bagudu, represented by the Deputy Governor, Retired Colonel Sama’ila Yombe Dabai, described the state as the home of rich culture, which has bound the people together as one family.
He specifically mentioned Argungu Fishing Festival, Huttungo in Gwandu Emirate, Rigata in Yauri and Uhola in Zuru held annually to attract tourism and display the people’s rich cultural values.
The Governor praised Professor Aliyu Muhammad Bunza, a renowned Hausa linguist, who used dramatisation and poetry to pass his message to the audience in the course of reviewing a paper presented at the cultural day.
Speaking earlier, the chairman of the occasion, Professor Abubakar Muhammad Ka’oje, represented by Professor Mahuta, emphasised the importance of safeguarding cultural norms and tradition, arguing that people who lost their culture have lost their identity.
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