President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Birnin Kebbi to participate in the Agricultural Fair and Exhibition, part of the Argungu International Fishing Festival in 2020.
The president was met at the airport by senior officials from the Kebbi state government, led by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
The federal government had officially flagged-off the Argungu Festival in Abuja on Thursday.
The president, who was represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, in Abuja, said that the introduction of the use of local content at this year’s festival explains the government’s priority in products and products made in Nigeria.
He added that the federal government is ready to harness the potential of the automotive industry, capable of generating billions of dollars annually for the country.
“The Federal Government will continue to provide the necessary support to the Argungu Cultural and Fishing Festival and to all other festivals in the country, in an attempt to boost tourism.
“We are committed to diversifying the economy through industrialization and tourism,” he said.
He noted that all vehicles for the rally were assembled locally in Nigeria, which was part of efforts to boost and showcase Nigeria’s automotive industry.
In his welcoming speech, the director general of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu, said that the Argungu Festival will serve as an avenue to showcase vehicles produced and assembled in Nigeria.