How Kebbi fisherman gets car gift for catching hippopotamus
Emir of Yauri, Dr Muhammad Zayyanu-Abdullahi, has presented a live hippopotamus to the Governor of Kebbi State, Dr Nasir Idris, as donation from the Emirate.
The donation was done at the pick of a traditional festival tagged, ‘Yauri Annual Rigata and Cultural Festival 2024’, held in Yauri town.
The hippopotamus was caught by a fisherman, Alhaji Kasabo Gungun-Sakaci, from Gungun-Sakaci village.
Gungun-Sakaci is also the Sarkin Ruwa of the area.
Impressed by the donation and braveness of the man, the member representing Suru/Bagudo Federal Constituency, Bello Ka’oje, donated a brand new car to the fisherman.
Presenting the dangerous animal to the governor, the emir said the gift was in recognition of the developmental stride he brought to the area within his shortest period in power.
He suggested that the governor may take the animal to the museum for upkeep “so that whenever there are important visitors to the state, they can be taken there for recreational activities.”
The governor appreciated the emir for the gift while describing the entire festival as a fantastic event which showcased the ability of the monarch to foster unity amongst the people of the emirate.
He said, “I assured that my administration will partner with the emirate to project the Rigata cultural festival; we will make sure that next year’s festival is celebrated in its permanent site.
“Our government is collaborating with Ministers of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu and that of Education (State), Dr Yusuf Tanko-Sununu, to ensure the construction of Malandu-Warrah road.”
The governor said in line with his campaign promises, construction of Warrah township road had already begun, adding that in two weeks time, a five-kilometer road construction in Argungu would be awarded.
In his speech, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, reminded the people that the Federal Government had established Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC) to ensure rapid development of the people of the areas.