The Traditional Ruler of Ibi in Â Â Â Taraba State, Alhaji Â Â Â Abubakar Salihu Bawuro III has solicited the cooperation and assistance of the
apex Tourism Regulatory body in Nigeria _ the Nigerian Tourism Development Development Corporation in fast tracking the promotion and development of the Nwoyo Fishing Festival.
He disclosed this recently at the Tourism Village Abuja during a Courtesy call on the NTDC Boss, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe.
The Chief of IBI graciously commended NTDC for her efforts in elevating the values of Nwoyo Fishing Festival which has already attained an international status.
His words: â€œNTDC has touched the lives of the people of Ibi, even unborn childrenâ€.He further affirmed: â€œwe have experienced very positive development in Ibi since the intervention of NTDCâ€.
He vehemently thanked NTDC for his support to the Nwoyo Fishing festival, especially her recent donation of chemically operated mobile toilets.
The Chief of Ibi promised to maintain a robust relationship with NTDC, especially in the promotion of the Fishing Festival which he described as the largest of its kind in Nigeria.
Nwoyo Fishing festival is held annually during April, which has its slogan â€œthe biggest catchâ€.In his response, the Director General of NTDC commended the Royal father for his interest in the well being of his subjects.
His words: â€œwe are going to spring surprises at the next Nwoyo festivalâ€.
He further assured the Royal father that the recently launched Tourism Radio would be live at Ibi to broadcast to the local community during the festival.
It would be recalled that NTDC actively participated at the last Nwoyo fishing festival at Ibi in Taraba State. The involvement of NTDC at the festival has helped tremendously in creating the needed awareness about the festival.
NTDC equally impacted positively on the lives of IBI Community through raffle draw where winners carted away prizes of valuable items such as sewing machines, motor_bike, TV_Sets, DVD among others.The idea behind the raffle draw according to NTDC Boss was to empower the local Community.