Effort of the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello to spice up tourism has obtained a serious fillip with the choice of a serious monetary group to bank-roll the venture.
The choice of the overseas investor to spend money on Shagunu Seashore Resort was the result of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s overseas funding drives in current occasions. The seashore resort, situated in Borgu Native Authorities Space of the state has been a serious funding centre on the precedence record of the Sani Bello administration within the state.
Disclosing this in an announcement mid-week, Commissioner for Tradition and Tourism, Mrs Chidawa Rifkatu Adamu stated: “It’s the want of the Sani Bello led administration within the state to make Shagunu Seashore Resort one of many nation’s high tourism websites and a vacation spot of first selection .’
“Governor Sani Bello has been dedicated and constant in driving development and developments in Niger State, and one among his focal factors is methods to make Shagunu Seashore Resort come alive as one among Nigeria’s high tourism websites.”
Talking in an identical vein, Lead Advisor/Chief Govt Officer of Marcom Help Providers Ltd, Mr. Hakeem Adewale Akintunde stated it gladdens the guts that Shagunu Seashore Resort had gotten consideration of a world monetary participant, noting that for over three years now, the state authorities has launched into aggressive infrastructural growth of communities within the space.
He revealed that empirical proof of the master-plan of the resort exhibits that Shagunu could be promoted as a rising riverside resort vacation spot of selection within the Sahara. He said that the venture which is conceived as a Public-Non-public Partnership on Construct, Function and Personal Mannequin is aimed toward placing Niger State on the worldwide tourism map whereas boosting the internally generated income of the state.
“It’s our mandate to market and venture this God given resort to the surface world and traders with the hope of constructing the Seashore the primary of its type in Nigeria and South of the Sahara,” Akintunde revealed.
The seashore, located within the widest a part of the River Niger occupies 1000 hectares of land because the river spans 34km throughout River Niger.
Shagunu is a wealthy pure setting which tasks glorious alternatives to draw additional financial growth. As a riverside, it portends restrict much less prospects for optimistic development related to tourism business growth. It hyperlinks up with Timbuktu in Mali, newly constructed Baro Ports in Niger State in addition to connecting to the Niger Delta Area by means of the water methods.
Different facet points of interest and landmarks of Shagunu Seashore are: Kainji Nationwide Park, the Largest Nationwide Park of Nigeria which accommodates Kainji Lake; the Borgu Recreation Reserve and the Zugurma Recreation Reserve.
The state authorities has been dedicated to aggressive infrastructural growth of the state with particular focus and a spotlight on street development and big electrification of communities in Borgu Native Authorities and different components of the state.
Niger State is a multi-culturally wealthy and agriculturally-well endowed. It’s a state with various ethnic teams, peace-loving, accommodating and industrious.