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We’ll raise profile of Bade cultural, fishing festival – Gov Buni

Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni on Sunday attended the opening Ceremony of the 38th Bade Fishing and Cultural Festival at Mauyi-Ganga Riverside, Gogaram Town Jakusko Local Government of the state.

One of the big catches at the festival

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

“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.

“To ensure success in this regard, I would like to direct 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.”

The governor informed that the government had received the report of the Technical Committee on the Revitalization of Agriculture, adding that a steering committee would soon be appointed to ensure the implementation of the recommendations of the Technical Committee.

“We would ensure that we enhance aggregate production in crop farming, livestock farming, irrigation activities, and fisheries in order to help put our people on the path to self-reliance and wealth creation,” he added.

He also appealed to the people to continue to pray for the return and sustenance of peace in Yobe State, the North-East sub-region and other parts of the country.

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan was also at the event.

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