The Bauchi State Government says it has completed arrangements to host representatives of the 36 states of the federation for the celebration of the 2021 World Tourism Day slated for between 27th and 29th September, 2021.
General Manager of the state Tourism Board, Nasir Yusuf, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi, on Friday.
He disclosed that different tourism activities had been lined up for the event with adequate security measures put in place, while the mandatory COVID-19 protocols would strictly be observed during the event.
Yusuf cited the scheduled activities to be performed to include, a march-past from the Emir’s palace to the Government House by tourism stakeholders wearing branded tourism regalia on a visit to the State Governor.
Similarly, there would be public lectures by experts on sustainable tourism management, induction of some selected tourism ambassadors and visits to Sumu wild life Park, Yankari Game Reserve and the Madaki’s palace in Babban Gwani in Ganjuwa Local Government area, he said.
”We will also induct Governor Bala Mohammed as fellow of the institute of tourism professionals of Nigeria” he added.
Yusuf also identified other activities of the Day to include, motor bike riding, bonfire, cultural dances and presentation of awards to veteran customers of the Yankari Game Reserve, a 10km endurance trek and free medical outreach in Yashi community in Alkaleri Local Government Area.
The manager expressed optimism that the event would showcase the cultural heritage and tourism potentials of the state as both vehicles, logistics, accommodation had been adequately acquired to ensure the success of the event.
NAN reports that its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Buki Ponle, would be among the dignitaries to be inducted as tourism Ambassadore by the board.