Man who caught the biggest fish at the 2020 Argungu fishing festival, Malam Abubakar Ya’u, gets ₦10 million, two new cars and two Hajj seats.
Abubakar’s catch, which weighs a massive 78 kilogramme, was adjudged the best among the fishes caught by more than 50,000 participants at the annual event.
Malam Bala Yahaya-Bagaye clinched the second position with his fish that weighed 75 kilogramme. Malam Maiwake Sani came third with a catch that weighs 70 kilogramme.
Below is a breakdown of prices which the winners will be going home with
The Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, Gov. Simon Lalong, donated ₦3 million to the first position, ₦2 million to the second position, while ₦1 million went to the fisherman that clinched the third position.
Executive Secretarfy, Nigeria Shippers Council, Dr Hassan Bello, also presented ₦1 million to the first position, ₦750,000 to the second position, and ₦500,000 to the third.
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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal donated ₦3 million; ₦2 million; and ₦1 million to the first, second and third positions respectively. A Hajj seat also goes to the third position.
West African Cotton Company Limited donated a new car, ₦1 million and Hajj seat to first position.
An unnamed person also donated ₦2 million to the winner.
Maltina Nigeria Limited donated a tricycle, aka KEKE NAPEP, and a motorcycles for the second and third prize winners respectively.
The fishing competitions is not the only event taking place at the annual four-day fishing festival.
Other competing events includes water relays, swiming on gourd, diving competition and Motor Rally.