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NOC advises Bauchi to build sports facilities at Yankari Resort

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President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, has advised the Bauchi State Government to build modern sports facilities at the Yankari Resort and Safari to attract more tourists to the centre.

Gumel also advised the state to give adequate publicity to the resort, saying that the Yankari Safari, which ‘has some of the best collection of nature’s gift to humanity,’ can generate huge revenue for the state.

Speaking during the NOC’s annual general meeting at the Yankari Resort and Safari, Gumel said building a modern golf course and an indoor sports hall can bring tourists to the state, who will come to play their sports and at the same time enjoy nature’s gifts to Bauchi State.

According to Gumel, “the tiny Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius has two shuttle flight services each day from Dubai to the country. Each flight takes more than 400 passengers, who go there to savour nature.

“If you print brochures and distribute to all Nigerian embassies aboard, I want to tell you that in less than no time the YAnkari Safari will start attracting visitors like other African tourist centres.”

Earlier, former international athlete, Falilat Ogunkoya, had suggested that Bauchi State could build a tartan track and camping facilities at the resort so that Nigerian athletes could use it as a camping site before major events.


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