BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Nagombe woos investors, tourists to Taraba

Joseph Nagombe

Commissioner Nagombe woos investors, tourists to

The on Friday called on investors to take advantage of the state's tourism potential and invest in the sector.

The state's Commissioner for Heritage and Eco-Tourism, Joseph Nagombe, made the call during the ongoing 16th International Arts and Craft Expo (INAC) in .

The expo has the theme: “Marketing Crafts to the ”.

The commissioner, who also urged local and international tourists to visit the state, said Taraba was endowed with numerous natural tourist attractions.

Mr Nagombe said that the state would provide the enabling for investments to thrive within the state.

He said the state is endowed with historical and tourist sites like the Mambilla known as the highest mountain in and West ; Gashaka Gumti National Park; Barup Waterfall; and Marmara Crocodile Pond among others.

According to him, the Nwonyo Fishing Festival by the Ibi community in the state was an iconic event to grace by tourists.

He said the members of the community come out en masse to fish on the largest lake in West which runs 15 kilometres to the River.

He said: “It is a beautiful opportunity to be here at the 16th INAC. We are here to exhibit the numerous tourism endowments in .

has over 2,300,736 persons, according to the 2006 census, 16 areas and 30 tribes.

“The state is blessed with fascinating tourism sites like the Mambilla with an average elevation of about 1,600 metres above sea level, making it the highest Plateau in .

“The Plateau covers an area of over 9,389 square kilometres, it is definitely a tourist delight.

“The Gashaka Gumti National Park is Nigeria's largest national park with a total landmass of about 6,402 km, endowed with both fauna and floral aesthetics.”

Mr Nagombe called on interested local and international groups or individuals to invest in different aspects of the state's economy.

He assured intending investors that the of Taraba were hospitable, friendly and accommodating.


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