Efforts by Niger State Executive Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello to boost tourism in the state received a major boost with the decision of a major financial group to fund the project. The foreign investor’s decision to invest in Shagunu Beach Resort is the result of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s foreign investment campaigns in recent times. Shagunu Beach Resort, located in the Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State, has emerged as a major investment hub on the current administration’s priority list.
Disclosing this in a mid-week statement, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Ms. Chidawa Rifkatu Adamu, said ”it is the desire of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello headed the state administration to make Shagunu Beach Resort is one of the top tourist spots in the country and a top destination.”
”Governor Sani Bello has been committed and consistent in the growth and development of Niger State, and one of its main objective is to make Shagunu Beach Resort one of the best tourist spots in Nigeria,” Ms. Adamu revealed.
Speaking along the same lines, Mr. Hakeem Adewale Akintunde, Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Marcom Support Services Ltd, said it was a welcome development that Shagunu Beach Resort had caught the eye of a stakeholder. global financial institution, noting that for more than three years now, the state government has embarked on aggressive infrastructural development of communities in the region.
He revealed that empirical evidence from the master plan of Shagunu Beach Resort shows that Shagunu will be promoted as a top riverside tourist destination in the Sahara. He said the project which is designed as a public-private partnership on the build-operate-own model aims to put Niger State on the global tourism map while increasing its internally generated revenue.