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FG promises to revive Durbar Festival

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government will collaborate with Bauchi State to resuscitate Durbar Festival and other cultural heritage in the state.

Mohammed Made this known when Gov. Mohammed Abubakar, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Wednesday.

He noted that Durbar was unique not only for its pageantry and colours but for its exclusivity to Nigeria.

The minister said he was already talking to United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for a global recognition of durbar.

He recalled that he attended a book launch on durbar recently in Paris where the festival was celebrated and rated high.

The minister noted the Dubar would take a centre stage in the agenda of his ministry to reposition the tourism sector and harness it for economic development.

The Nation, September 1

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