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 it’s 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.
Mohammed, who noted that the Yankari Games Reserve had been handed over to the state, commended the efforts of the governor at developing the tourist site and tourism in general.
He discloses that the ministry would commence its nationwide tour of tourism sites with Bauchi state.
The minister also said that his ministry would collaborate with the state in re-strategising information and communication.
Earlier, the governor commended the efforts of the minister in the management of the of the Federal Government information apparatus.
He said the minister “is a trailblazer” who had demonstrated his skills and ability as the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress.
The governor solicited the assistance of the minister in rejigging the information machinery of his state.