BY MAIRIGA Juliana, Minna
Niger state government has entered into partnership with a Canadian firm to promote culture and tourism in the state and increase revenue profile of the state.
While addressing Journalists as part of activities to mark this year’s World Tourism Day in Minna, the Commissioner of Tourism and Culture, Hon. Daniel Kolo said the development of the sector will create job opportunities.
Speaking on the theme “Sustainable Tourism Tool for Development, Kolo said “as part of activities to mark this year’s event, we are in partnership with the Canadian firm, Ijovudu International led by our own Sani Mohammed to have a ‘Fashion Show which will have all the fabrics in Niger state designed and worn by models drawn from abroad and locally.
“It is the desire of the state government to harness the potential in the culture and tourism sector to increase our revenue base and create employment”, he explained.
In his remarks, the Promoter and leader of the Canadian firm Sani Abu Mohammed said the group is partnering with the state to organise a festival of African and Caribbean (FESTACC) fashion show on Independence Day.
He added that, “the essence of the fashion show is to promote and showcase Niger fabrics to the world, to promote cultural heritage.”
“We have twenty six models (male and female), both international and locally, eight fashion designers, three makeup artists and judges drawn from fashion world and other dignitaries including the Etsu Nupe and well meaning Nigerlites to grace the event”, he added.