Abubakar Yau from Augie Local Government Area of Kebbi State has emerged the winner at the Argungu fishing festival. He caught the biggest fish weighing 78 kilogrammes.
He went home with N10m, two new cars and two Hajj seats. His catch was rated among the best fishes caught at the Matan Fadah river with about 50,000 fishermen who participated in the annual cultural festival in Argungu local government area of Kebbi State.
Malam Bala YAhya-Bagaye came second with 75 kilogramme fish while Malam Maiwake Sani Silami from Sokoto State came third for his fish weighing 70 kilogrammes.
The be Chairman, Northern Governor Forum, Mr. Simon Lalong of Plateau State, donated N3m to the first position, N2m to the second position winner.
Dr. Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Shippers Council, presented N1m to the first winner, N750,000 to the second and N500,000 to the third place winner.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal donated N3m, N2m and N1m to the first, second and third position respectively, and Hajj seat for the third position.
West Africa Cotton Company Limited (WACOT) donated a new car, N1m and Hajj seat to first position, while Dr. Zainab Bagudu, wife of Kebbi State Governor, also donated a brand new car to him.
Maltina Nigeria Limited donated KEKE NAPEP and motorcycles for the second and third place winners respectively.