The Bauchi State government has unveiled plans to upgrade the Yankari Game Reserve to an international tourist destination. The deputy governor of the state, Nuhu Gidado, made the pledge during an inspection of the facilities at the park with top government functionaries and some professionals in the state.
Gidado said the Wikki Warm Spring and the game reserve are some of the natural endowments that would be redesigned in such a way that the natural flow creates scenic beauty.
The deputy governor directed the management of the reserve to develop a comprehensive staff audit with the view to developing their skills and professionalism, pointing out that the report has indicated that the previous administrations neglected the aspect.
He expressed optimism that the hotel accommodation at the reserve which requires some improvement would be of world class standard, adding that both the animal game viewing and the museum treasure are going to be the centres of attraction to both European and American tourists.