By Haruna Usman,Birnin Kebbi
After ten years of unexplained reasons for suspending the international fishing that annually drew investors and tourist to kebbi State, the kebbi State government under his excellency Senator Atiku Bagudu has given a nod for the event to take place in 2020.
The fishing festival main committee was recently inaugurated and is headed by the deputy governor colonel samaila yombe, the permanent secretary ministry of commerce Ahmed yarima is to serve as secretary, the committee also included some traditional rulers from Argungu emirate where the event will hold, the committee will organise and supervise from the beginning to the end of the events.
The annual event was once introduced centuries ago to mark the end of hostilities between fulani and kabawa but it has now graduated to an international event accepted at the world stage as a tourist hub.
Main features of the events include kabanci display, car race, swimming competition, local boxing and local wrestling, others are cultural dances, camel and horse dubur etc,all this takes place before the main fishing will is usually attended by the sitting president ,at the end ofthe event person who gets the biggest fish will be declared winner while others will smile home with consolation prizes.