Abuja carnival: Fanfare, excitement as tourists throng boat regatta

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By NAN There were fun and excitement as the coastal engaged in competition at the Jabi Lake, venue the 2013 boat regatta  the Abuja carnival Monday.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition attracted a large crowd; while competitors displayed their skills and dexterity in boat handling under speed.

Sonia Trausa, a German tourist, expressed happiness at the event, adding that Nigeria was a country beautiful cultures.

Trausa said that Nigeria was a beautiful place visit for tourism, adding that since she came for the carnival, it had been one excitement or the order.

She, however, called the improve the security situation, adding that the news of insurgency was enough dissuade potential tourists.

NAN reports that tourists many other foreign tourists who could express themselves in English Language beamed smiles while watching the competition.

NAN reports that kogi, Taraba, , Bayelsa and participated in the competition“.

Prof. Ojo Bakare, Artistic , Abuja National Carnival, said the regatta was organised showcase the skills and potentials of the riverine areas of the country.

“The idea is to celebrate the aquatic environment prospects that the local and foreign investors can develop.

“The country is blessed enormous eco-tourism potential, that if well exploited will fetch the huge ’’, Bakare said.

He listed some of the eco-tourism potential to include: Ikogosi warm springs, beaches, waterfalls, Obudu cattle ranch and lakes among others.

Bakare all tiers of to harness the eco-tourism potential of their localities for economic benefit.