The Kebbi government on Sunday promised to revive the popular Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival, last held seven years ago.
Governor Atiku Bagudu made the pledge in Birnin Kebbi when he addressed a town hall meeting as part of activities marking his first year in office.
He said a committee had been established to works out modalities for the organisation of the festival in 2017.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that apart from fishing, the three-day festival also features cultural display, durbar, horse riding, and camel race.
It was last held in 2009.