Revival Of Argungu Motor Rally Indication Of Security Restoration- Minister

Some of the vehicles participating in the 2020 Argungu Motor
>> Rally, during the rally flag-off in Abuja on Wednesday
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed >> (third left), flagging off the 2020 Argungu Motor Rally in Abuja on >> Wednesday, along with Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State >> (left); Sen. Osita Izunaso  (fourth from left) and other dignitaries
Pic.4. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (3rd L), flagging off Argungu Fishing Festival Moto rally in Abuja on Wednesday (11/3/20).with are: Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State (L); Sen. Osita Izunaso and other dignitaries
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Yemisi Izuora

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the

revival of the Argungu Motor Rally, the traditional start of the

annual Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival, is a

testimony to the success of the Buhari Administration’s efforts at

restoring peace and security in the country.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated

this when he flagged off the 2020 Argungu Motor Rally at the Eagle

Square in Abuja on Wednesday.

The Minister, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the

flag-off, also said the fact that only vehicles assembled in Nigeria

are participating in the rally shows the Administration’s commitment

to building local capacity and diversifying the economy through

manufacturing.

He said another attribute of the Argungu Motor Rally is that it will

promote tourism in the country.

Alhaji Mohammed congratulated the government and people of Kebbi State

for the revival of the Argungu International Fishing and Cultural

Festival, which has not been held for the past 10 years due to

security considerations.

He said that the Motor Rally, one of the many events slated for the

11-14 March Festival, is unique, because unlike the other events which

are domiciled in Argungu, the rally starts from Abuja, crisscrosses

four states (Nasarawa, Kaduna, Katsina and Sokoto), before ending up

in Kebbi State – the home state of the Festival.

”Specifically, the Motor Rally will cover 13 towns and cities – from

Abuja to Keffi to Kachia to Kaduna to Funtua to Gusau to Sokoto to

Shagari to Dogondaji to Tambuwal to Jega to Birnin Kebbi and finally

to Argungu.

”You can now see that the Argungu Fishing and Cultral Festival is not

just a local or state festival, but a national festival, a festival of

unity. This is why the Federal Government will continue to provide all

the necessary support for the Festival, and indeed for all the

festivals on our national calendar,” the Minister said.

The flag-off ceremony was attended by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

of Kebbi State; the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of

Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, and the Minister of Industry, Trade and

Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, among other dignitaries.

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