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My administration will continue to support Zuru Uhola cultural festival – Kebbi Governor Idris

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By El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi

Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State, at the grand finale of the 2024 Zuru Emirate Uhola International cultural festival and Agricultural Show on Saturday says his administration would continue to support the festival so that it can hold annually in order to promote heritage and unity amongst people.

“This event has not only elevated the status of Zuru Emirate,but Kebbi State at large. Promoting our culture is one of the key points of our administration and we have assured our royal fathers of our support”, he stressed.

While expressing delight with the exhibition of various cultural events at the Uhola Festival, Governor Idris said “I can assure his royal highness that Uhola festival has come to stay. Every year my administration will provide money and logistics to ensure a hitch free Uhola.”

He also gave an assurance that other notable festivals in the state like the Argungu International fishing festival, Gwandu Horse race and Durbar as well as the Yauri Rigata cultural festival would equally be supported by his administration.

On security, Idris assured the people of the Emirate that the protection of their lives and property remained the number priority of his administration because of the belief that without peace, there would be no development, hence N500m was monthly spent to that effect.

Lamenting on the deplorable state of Dabai-Mahuta-Koko Road, Governor idris promised the people of the area that he would not rest until the road was reconstructed, stating that “even if it’s going to be the only project I would do for the people of Zuru Emirate, I will ensure that I do it, so that later the Federal Government can pay me back.”

The Emir of Zuru, Major General Muhammadu Sani Sami,(rtd) Sami Gomo II, as well as the custodian of the event was full of delight and commendation to Governor Nasir Idris for attending and supporting the Emirate with funds to stage the festival which had been listed in the calendar of National Tourism Development Authority, (NTDA).

While appealing to Governor Idris for the provision of some basic amenities in his Emirate such as electricity, water supply, television and radio stations, the monarch revealed that “This year’s festival is ‘Unity and Prosperity’ drawing attention towards utilising culture, arts and expression to unite the people.”

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