The Taraba State Governor, Kefas Agbu, has formed an 18-man committee to help organise the next fishing festival.
According to Yusuf Sanda, the governor’s press secretary, this step indicates the governor’s dedication to developing the region’s cultural legacy and economic potential.
“Because the fishing festival is a major event on the local calendar, forming an organised committee is critical to its success.” The governor’s formation of an 18-person team demonstrates his strategic approach to festival management.
“By picking a wide set of people, he has ensured that the committee is made up of experienced professionals from a variety of key sectors.”
According to him, this inclusive approach will bring numerous viewpoints and skills, allowing the committee to successfully address all facets of the festival’s planning and implementation.
The Executive Governor of Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has approved the constitution of a standing committee on the Nwonyo Fishing Festival, 2023. The committee members are as follows:
i. Alh. Abdullahi Aminu Alkali
Deputy Governor of Taraba State.
ii. Hon. Joseph Titus Nagombe,
Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Heritage and Eco-Tourism.
iii. HRM Manu Ishaku Adda Ali Matakitswen
The Aku Uka of Wukari: Traditional & Spiritual Leader
iv. Chairman, House Committee on Culture & Tourism, Taraba
State House of Assembly.
v. Dr. Sarah Enoch Adi,
Hon. Commissioner of Finance
vi. Hon. Peter George,
Hon. Commissioner of Commerce & Industry
vii. All Honourable Commissioners from the Southern Zone
viii Dr. Babangida Hassan,
Permanent Secretary, Bureau for Local Government, Tradition, and Chieftaincy Affairs,
ix. Mrs. Christy Mark Useni,
MD/Chairman, Tourism Development Board
x. His Excellency, Alh. Armaya’u Dauda Abubakar
xi. All members of the Taraba State House of Assembly from Southern
xii. All National Assembly Members from the Southern Zone
xiii Rev. Dr. Isaiah Magaji Jirapye
President, C.R.C-N/CAN, Taraba State
xiv Mal. Rabilu Muktar, Chief Imam, Ibi Central Mosque, Ibi
xv. HRH Sanvala Varzoa Shimbura,
Gara of Donga
xvi HRH Alh. Abubakar Salihu Danbawuro (III) Chief of Ibi
xvi All Local Government Chairmen from the Southern Zone
xvi The permanent Secretary, Ministry of Heritage & Eco- Tourism
The Committee will be inaugurated in due course.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor