Sunday, October 25, 2020

Kebbi to Explore Fisheries to Boost Tourism 

Kebbi State Government has disclosed the plan to boost fisheries, tourism, micro, small and medium scale enterprises in order to create jobs and business opportunities for the youths.

 

Kebbi State Government has disclosed the plan to boost fisheries, tourism, micro, small and medium scale enterprises in order to create jobs and business opportunities for the youths.

The Secretary to Kebbi State Government (SSG), Alhaji Babale Umar said at a Press Conference in Birnin-Kebbi that the Government has been working on a plan to establish an International Fish Market in Yauri to unlock the potential of this Sector.

He further said that the Government is set to inaugurate the market in Yauri, and to host the famous Argungu International Fishing Festival this year.

Oyo State Government to Create a Central Fish Market

Babale said that all the required arrangements have already been done and completed to host the 2020 Yauri Annual Regatta Cultural Festival that is going to take place on February 22. It is going to be the State’s biggest agro tourism event that is expected to attract professionals from across the country.

The Regatta is a Gungunci language word of the Gungawa (one of the ethnic tribes) that means Marine Wars, and it connotes buoyancy and prestige. Regatta involves water sports manoeuvres and other varieties of entertainment.

Invitation to Regatta has been extended to the participants from Rivers, Delta and the Bayelsa States as a result of an affinity between the people of Yauri and also the Riverine areas.

Radio Station in Abuja Organizes Festival for Rural Farmers

In addition to this, the State has set up an Organizing Committee for the Argungu International and Cultural Fishing Festival that has been scheduled for March month.

Argungu festival had been inscribed in 2016 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation. It used to be held once a year earlier. But it couldn’t have held since last one decade.

The four-day festival, which runs between late February and March features series of water competitions, including hand fishing, canoe racing, wild duck catching — as well as other traditional practices, such as wrestling and boxing.

 

More news

Emir of Kano Advises Sterling Bank to Stay Focused on Agric

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called upon Sterling Bank to focus on agricultural financing in keeping up with the Federal Government’s...

Ogun Motivates Youths to Boost Agricultural Production

  The Ogun State Government says it is targeting about 50, 000 farmers across the state, mainly youths, to benefit from its various agricultural projects. Ogun...

NIHORT Evaluates IITA Plantain, Banana Hybrids for Distribution to Farmers

  Following a call for stronger collaboration and partnership, the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) has embarked on the evaluation of a hybrid plantain and...

Scientists Meet with Policy-Makers in Tanzania to Review Cassava Agronomy in Africa

Scientists from Africa and other parts of the world, under the umbrella of the African Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) held a meeting on the 11th...

FG Approves N13bn to Fight Pests Across 12 States

The federal government has approved N13 billion in intervention funds across 12 northern states to control pests such as quelea birds, locusts, and grasshoppers,...

IVCDP Sensitizes Ebonyi Farmers on Preventive Measures

The Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), a six-year initiative of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)is sensitizing farmers in Ebonyi state to know ...

IMSU VC Urges FG to Invest More In Agriculture

The Vice-Chancellor, Imo State University, Prof. Victoria Obasi, has urged the federal government to pay attention to the agricultural sector in order to pull...

IFAD Partners NDDC on USD129m Job Creation Agric Project

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has entered into a USD 129.17 million partnership with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Livelihood Improvement Family...

New Potato Variety to Tackle Malnutrition, Reduce Diabetes – IITA

Malnutrition Empowering Novel Agri-Business Led Employment Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (ENABLE TAAT) has recently developed Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) species to tackle...

Rice Farmers, Processors Demand Production Support 

Rice farmers and processors have complains based on the challenges they face in production, high transportation cost, poor electricity supply and costly farm inputs. Amos...

Anambra Fortifies Farmers with Poultry Inputs

The Anambra state government has empowered resident farmers with poultry assets such as birds, feed, drinkers, feeders, cages and apiary kits  for producing pure...

Related news

Farmers and Land Buyers In Ogun Charged On Proper Verification

Prospective land buyers in Ogun state have been admonished by the state government to confirm the authenticity of any land before making payment to...

Ogun State to commence the sale of Branded Rice

The Commissioner of Agriculture in Ogun State, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, during her visit to Eggua in Yewa North Local Government Area, disclosed that the...

FG to Hunt down smugglers of poultry product, vendors

The Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, stated that it would soon commence clamping-down on poultry product smugglers . This is because of its...

Edo Govt. to Help Farmers In The State Cultivate 250,000 hectares of farmland by 2019

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has revealed his administration’s goals towards ensuring that farmers in the state cultivate up to 250,000 hectares of...