Nigeria: Governor Sani Bello boosts tourism with Shagunu Beach Resort


Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s efforts to boost tourism received a major boost with the decision of a major financial group to fund the project.

The foreign investor’s decision to invest in Shagunu Beach Resort is the result of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s foreign investment campaigns in recent times. The resort, located in the Borgu local government area of ​​the state, has been a major center for investment on the Sani Bello administration’s priority list in the state.

Disclosing this in a mid-week statement, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Ms Chidawa Rifkatu Adamu said: “It is the desire of the administration headed by Sani Bello in the state to make Shagunu Beach Resort one of the country’s top tourist spots and a premier destination.’

“Governor Sani Bello has been committed and steadfast to driving growth and development in Niger State, and one of his focal points is how to make Shagunu Beach Resort one of the premier tourist spots in the Nigeria.”

Speaking in the same vein, Principal Consultant/Managing Director of Marcom Support Services Ltd, Mr. Hakeem Adewale Akintunde said it gladdens the heart that Shagunu Beach Resort has caught the eye of a global financial player, noting that for more than three years now, the state government has embarked on aggressive infrastructural development of communities in the area.

He revealed that empirical evidence from the resort master plan shows that Shagunu would be promoted as a prime riverside resort destination in the Sahara. He said the project which is designed as a public-private partnership on the build-operate-own model aims to put Niger State on the global tourism map while increasing internally generated revenue from the state.

“It is our mandate to market and project this God-given remedy to the outside world and investors in hopes of making the beach the first of its kind in Nigeria and south of the Sahara,” Akintunde revealed.

The beach, located in the widest part of the Niger River, occupies 1000 hectares of land as the river stretches 34 km across the Niger River.

Shagunu is a rich natural environment that projects excellent opportunities to attract further economic development. As a riparian, it bodes well for less limiting the positive growth prospects associated with the development of the tourism industry. It connects Timbuktu in Mali, the newly built Baro Ports in Niger State and connects to the Niger Delta region through inland waterways.

Other secondary attractions and landmarks of Shagunu Beach are: Kainji National Park, the largest national park in Nigeria, which contains Lake Kainji; Borgu Wildlife Reserve and Zugurma Wildlife Reserve.

The state government has engaged in aggressive infrastructural development of the state, paying particular attention to road building and mass electrification of local government communities in Borgu and other parts of the state. ‘State.

Niger State is a rich and agriculturally well-endowed multicultural country. It is a state with diverse ethnic groups, peace-loving, accommodating and industrious.


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