Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has restated the commitment of his administration towards making the state a tourism hub.
The governor spoke in Lafiagi, Edu local government area of the state during the Emirate’s Sallah Nko festival.
He said the state is endowed with beautiful culture that can attract tourists and boost local economy.
Sallah Nko festival is a yearly socio-cultural gathering where all sons and daughters of Lafiagi Emirate, including village heads, pay homage to the Emir as part of the Eid celebration.
This year’s edition involved the turbaning of some of its prominent persons as title holders in appreciation of their contributions to the community.
“We will continue to promote our culture. Next year again, this will be more elaborate. We want all Nigerians to come to Lafiagi, as they are coming for the Ilorin Durbar. There is an airport here. So, you can fly in and fly out,” the governor said.
AbdulRazaq congratulated the Emir of Lafiagi, Alh Mohammed Kudu Kawu and the people of Lafiagi on the successful event.
“Our message is always about peace and development. Many people have been honoured here because of their efforts in building the society, their community, and the state in general,” he added.
For his part, the Emir of Lafiagi AlhMohammed Kudu Kawu said the Emirate chose to honour its eminent children with chieftaincy titles because they have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields.
He pledged that he and his people will continue to support the AbdulRazaq’s administration and prayed for God’s to uplift the governor.