Emir of Borgu Senator Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro III, has appointed Mallam Ibrahim Musa Goni, the Kogunan Borgu as chairman of a six man committee to oversee the successful implementation of the work plan for 2015 Gani –Durbar Festival slated for November 7 to 14 in Kainji, New Bassa, Niger State.
Other members of the committee which is expected to deliver a new bench mark for the international festival are Alhaji Nurudeen Mohammed, the Tafidan Kiama (Vice Chairman), Alhaji Damisa Yau Mohammed, the Danmasanin Borgu (Director General), Alhaji Abdullahi Umar, the Madanin Borgu, Mr. Frank Meke and Mr. Peter Nze.
The Emir who directed that the committee should fast – track the registration of a company to manage the affairs of the festival, enjoined the committee not to leave any stone unturned in the quest to deliver a world class festival that would not only promote tourism and culture in Borgu land but will bring about change to Nigeria quest to attract international visitors and revamp tourism as a business with employment windows.
The committee in line with His Royal Highness directives has set up contract office in New Bussa and Abuja with a plan to officially unveil the programmes of the festival including the theme to corporate sponsors and stakeholders before the end of September.
In a press statement issued by the media team in New Bussa, the chairman of the committee, Mallam Ibrahim Goni assured the Emirate council, the people of Borgu and Niger State government of the preparedness of his team to deliver a festival that would reverberate across the nation and its borders, particularly in restoring and rebranding the traditional sport, history and culture of northern Nigeria and also help put Borgu land on global tourism map as must visit destination.