The national tourism fraternity is buzzing with anticipation as preparations for the popular Argungu Polo & Cultural Fete fiesta is gathering momentum in the ancient kingdom in Kebbi State.
Billed to thrill from September 8 and climax with fanfare on September 11, 2021, as the Kabi Kingdom, the government and the good people of Kebbi have rolled out the red carpet to welcome everyone.
Polo Checks reveals that teams parading most of the biggest names in the country will vie for four major prizes in what pundits tip to be titanic battles that would provide the electricity that would power the polo and cultural festival.
Unlike previous editions of the prestigious event, this years’ come with an added package that would extend to the royal palace of Argungu that would host a variety of cultural activities during the four day event.
One major highlight of the 2021 edition fiesta will witness the turbaning ceremony of two prominent Nigerians who have contributed immensely to the development of tourism and the restoration of the foremost Argungu Fishing Festival.
Organize by the Nigerian Tourism boss, Nura Kangiwa and hosted by the NSK Polo Farms, with the royal blessings of the Emir of Argungu, HRH Muhammadu Mera, the annual fiesta is one of enduring legacies that lists Nigeria on the global stage of tourism for years now.
A release by the Organizers disclosed that “the Argungu Cultural tourism Fete would be the fourth in the lineup of tourism promotional events facilitated by the popular NSK Polo Ranch & Resort operating from Kebbi State and in Abuja, Nigeria.
“It is noteworthy, that in the previous Fetes, top government officials and cultural troupes from Nigeria’s neighbouring countries have always heralded the massive regional display of cultural camaraderie,” the release pointed out.
“True to type, the touristic programs lined-up for this year include Danbe’ Local Boxing/Wrestling, Camel Racing, Horse Racing, Horse Durbar, folk dances, Bull Fighting, Archery and Catapulting competitions, involving Nigerian and some West African teams,” the organizers added.
It would be recalled that last year before the country went on COVID -19 lockdown, the noble game of polo spearheaded the return of the foremost Argungu Fishing festival that was last held in 2009.