The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says with the scenic description and beautiful vegetation of Farin Ruwa Waterfalls in Nasarawa state, the site will soon become another Nollywood village.
The minister said this on Saturday in Lafia during a courtesy visit to Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state. The Federal Government had earlier in 2018 approved the sum of N700 million as part of budget required to complete the Farin Ruwa Dam project. The Dam is supposed to generate about 20 megawatts of electricity that will serve about 10 communities in the state.
“I have no doubt in my mind that with proper promotion, we will turn it around and make it the destination for film and music producers.”
“We will also create around the area, a resort and a destination of the tour for vacation and holiday makers,’’ said Alhaji Mohammed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister is on a two-day visit to the state for the inspection of Farin Ruwa Waterfalls site to showcase the state’s tourism and investment potential.
In the entourage of the minister were the Directors-General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nuhu Kangiwa, and Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation, Mr Folorunsho Coker, the Special Advisers to the President attached to the minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi and Mr Williams Adeleye, and a team of journalists.
Farin Ruwa Falls is among the highest waterfalls in Nigeria, and it is significant among Africa’s falls when the total height covered by the waterfall is considered. The source of Farin Ruwa falls is in Nasarawa State, from whence it gushes down over the edge of the Nasarawa.
During its descent from the Jos Plateau, the water drops a total height of about 150 metres (492 ft); a drop that is higher when compared to the more popular Victoria Falls, which drops a height of around 108 metres (354 ft) during its descent. Beautiful.