Fishing festival reaffirms Yobe as tourism destination – Gov Buni

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From Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni said the Bade cultural and fishing festival brought unity and reaffirmed Jakusko (Yobe), 10 Febebury 2020 as a tourism state.

Buni stated this on Sunday at the opening ceremony of the 38th Bade Fishing and Cultural Festival Mauyi-Ganga Riverside, Gogaram Town, Jakusko Local Government.

“The Bade Cultural and Fishing Festival is a glorious art form that not only brings people together but helps raise the profile of our state as a tourism destination. It is a culture we are so very proud of.

“As you are aware, our state is blessed with many river channels that are the sources of varieties of fish in commercial quantities. And fish is now a sought-after healthy source of protein that many people are turning to.

“I believe the government and people of Yobe have a greater chance to increase our revenue flows both at the public and individual levels

“If we continue to improve the culture and business of catching, processing, and selling of fish across the country.

“There is no doubt that one of the most effective ways of improving on our fish economy is to sustain the Bade Fishing and Cultural Festival and to build on it for many years to come,” Buni added.

He also directed the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and other relevant organizations to ensure the rehabilitation of all the facilities at this site and ensure adequate preparation for future festival events.

Bini enjoined all participants to be fair to one another in the contests and to remember that every competition, there must be winners and losers.

“Everyone should, therefore, accept the outcomes in the spirit of sportsmanship.”, he said.

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