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Kebbi to revive Argungun fishing festival


Kebbi State governor, Abubakar Bagudu, has appointed Turakin Kebbi, Nura Sani Kangiwa, as Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Matters, with a mandate to restructure and rebrand Argungun fishing festival into a notable world class cultural event.

The festival at its prime many years ago and also on global tourism calendar, brought fame and honour to Nigeria and Kebbi state but disappeared completely from global cultural watch list due to unexplainable circumstances.

The governor’s choice and appointment of Kangiwa to revamp the festival and the entire tourism architecture of the Kebbi state sign posts a fresh start off for the famous festival which at its height was Nigeria’s face of culture tourism to the world.

Kangiwa, a prince of the Kebbi Emirate Kingdom and a frontline tourism investor, has hit the ground running with key projects that would create signature influence on the about to be rebranded festival, beginning with critical assessment of other special cultural offerings in the state.

In a press release issued in Lagos by Frank Meke, tourism media coordinator to Nura Kangiwa, the Turakin Kebbi, the comeback bid of Argungun fishing festival would add a fresh flip to the desire to open up the cultural offerings of northern Nigeria, to which Kebbi state was once a notable tourism destination.

According to Kangiwa, “The lake rice produced in Kebbi state to which Lagos state is a major investor, is a testimonial to the fact that Kebbi would also leverage on this window to open up a special tour to the state on agricultural offerings and a greet and meet project at the Emir’s palace for visitors to appreciate our tradition and hospitality”.

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