ARGUNGU FISHING FESTIVAL

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 The Argungu Fishing Festival is a four – Day Annual Festival of the people of Argungu of Kebbi State, in the North – Western part of Northern Nigeria.

The festival usually takes place in Argungu, the capital city of Argungu Emirate Council.

The region is made up of fertile river areas called Matanfada, Mala and Gamji; with much irrigation and orchards otherwise known as Lambu in Hausa language.

The majority of the fishermen are followers of Islam and predominantly peasant farmers. Kanta Museum is the main historical centre in Argungu for visitors across the world. Annually, people from different parts of the globe travel to Argungu to witness the fascinating fishing festival.

 

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