Bauchi — The Bauchi State Government has made adequate arrangement to improve its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) through Tourism.
The State Commissioner of Information Alhaji Salihu Ibrahim Halilu stated this yesterday while answering questions from reporters in Bauchi as part of the democracy day celebration in the state.
He said, “Considering the economic meltdown in the country and dwindling fortunes in the nation’s economy, the State Government has invested a lot of money and raised the standard of Yankari Game Reserve and Sumu Park to boost tourism in order to improve its IGR.”
Halilu said tourism is one of the sectors that can sustain a country and today the standard of Yankari can be compared with any Game reserve in the world.
The commissioner said the State Government has constructed the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport to boost tourism.
Halilu said this year, 2014 intending pilgrims to Saudia would be airlifted from the airport.
The Commissioner said Government has completed arrangement to get an independent power source that will help to develop industries to boost IGR and reduce poverty and unemployment.
He said in the last Seven Years the State Government has done a lot to revitalize the State ailing industries like the Bauchi Meat Factory, Fertilizer Blending Plant, Arewa Ceramics, Misau and to establish other industries like Bauchi Furniture among others.
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