The Kebbi Government has inaugurated a 16-member committee for the 2020 Argungu International and Cultural Fishing festival scheduled to hold in March.
The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, while inaugurating the Committee in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, said that the festival could not hold for a long period due to some circumstances.
“The festival used to be held once in a year but unfortunately for unforeseen circumstances which we cannot explain, this event could not hold for the past 10 years.
“However, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, has summoned the courage in making sure that this event takes place this year”, he said.
The deputy governor urged the members to remain active to surmount the challenges on ground to ensure the success of the festival.
The members of the committee are: the Deputy Governor as Chairman and Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Commerce who is the Acting Secretary, Alhaji Yarima Dakingari.
Others are: Representatives of Argungu Emirate, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Babale Yauri, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulmumin Kamba and Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Oluyemi Agunbiade.
The festival which started in 1934 and projected Nigeria to the global tourism map has not been held for the past 10 years.