Borgu Gani Durbar Festival, coronation of Emir of Borgu to hold April
The Borgu International Gani Durbar Festival, the biggest and must attend event in northern Nigeria Cultural Tourism Calendar now holds April 27th to 30th.
To add royal glamour and touch to the event, the coronation of the new Emir of Borgu, Alhaji (Barrister) Muhammad Sani Dantoro, Kotoro IV will dove tail the event.
It would be recalled that the festival which was billed to be attended by President Muhammadu Buhari as special guest of Honor last year December was called off and postponed on account of the demise of the former Emir of Borgu, Senator (Dr.) Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro III, the father of the new emir, Alhaji (Barrister) Muhammad Sani whose coronation is billed as part and the climax of this festival.
Gani-Durbar International festival is in its third edition and notably reverberates across the Borgu sister nations in Nigeria and West Africa frontiers of Benin, Togo, Mali and Niger republic. It is a celebration of the historical and cultural gifts of the Borgu people with a window to creating a tourism economic platform that will empower the rural poor and highlight benefit of Nigeria diverse rich culture as other key cultural groups in Nigeria will also be on showcase.
Chairman festival Implementation Committee, Mallam Ibrahim Musa Goni Kognan Borgu, disclosed that all necessary arrangements are now in place for full take off of the famous festival adding that Niger State government will assist and play crucial roles in the coronation programme while the Borgu Emirate council would ensure a smooth coordination of the festival.