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Argungu Polo Festival Gears Up For An Exciting 8th Edition

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The organizers of Nigeria’s prominent polo sports and cultural tourism festival, the Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Festival, have officially declared the dates for its 8th edition.

The event is scheduled to take place in Argungu, Kebbi State, from September 7th to 9th, 2023.

The polo festival is a multinational event, with teams from Nigeria and neighboring West African countries, including Niger and Benin Republic.

The Turakin Kebbi and Patron of NSK Polo Ranch and Resort, Nura Sani Kangiwa, confirmed this statement in Abuja on a Wednesday. The declaration was officially communicated by Mr. Joesef Karim, the Public Relations Officer, acting on behalf of the 2023 Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete Planning Committee.

The NSK Polo Ranch and Resort holds the franchise for the polo festival and is responsible for organizing the event in Nigeria. Concurrently, Turaki Nura Kangiwa serves as both the President of the Nigeria Polo Federation (NPF) and the Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR).

“I can confirm to you that the 2023 Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete will hold from September 7th to 9th 2023, in Argungu, Kebbi State.

“For the 8th edition of the Festival, we will feature more top-tier Polo teams, showcase diverse traditional sports and sundry cultural entertainment indigenous to the ancient Argungu Kingdom and Northern Nigeria, including traditional wrestling, camel racing, horse racing, folk dancing, bullfighting, and display of Northern Nigeria’s culinary arts,” said Turaki Kangiwa.

The NSK Polo Ranch and Resort, located on Sokoto Road in Argungu town, Kebbi State, serves as the esteemed host venue for this year’s Polo Tournament and Cultural Festival.

The Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete has established itself as a prominent celebration of sports and culture, gaining recognition as one of the biggest festivals in Nigeria and West Africa. The event serves as a platform for showcasing the Nigerian Polo tournament and Northern Nigeria’s traditional sports and vibrant cultural entertainment.

The Argungu Polo tournament stands as one of Nigeria’s most fiercely contested competitions. Renowned players and premier Polo teams from the country have progressively engaged in intense battles, vying for prestigious Cups, esteemed trophies, and coveted accolades during this remarkable event. Notably, the tournament enjoys an impressive turnout, graced by eminent Nigerians, representatives from foreign governments, high-ranking government agencies, distinguished members of the Diplomatic community, and esteemed First-class traditional rulers hailing from West Africa.

The numerous tourist destinations in Argungu contribute to making the Argungu Polo Tournament a delightful attraction for both domestic and inbound tourists.

Argungu serves as the host town for the UNESCO Intangible Heritage site known as the Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival.

Argungu Emirate holds significant historical prominence as one of the renowned kingdoms in Northern Nigeria, with its origins tracing back to the 19th century. Located in what is now known as Kebbi State, the emirate stretches across territories that span parts of Niger and Benin Republics.

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