CROSS RIVER STATE GOVERNMENT PLANS BIG FOR CALABAR CARNIVAL 2022.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on August 3, 2022
Following a two-year break, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Cross River State Government says the 2022 Edition of the annual Africa Biggest Street Party, Carnival Calabar, will be organised to change the face of the state’s economy.
Briefing journalists in Calabar on the preparation for the event, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Eric Anderson, and the Chairman of the Carnival Commission, Gabe Onah, said the 32 days event will be reloaded and participatory, with skilled and unskilled labour engagement.
Anderson said the gap created from the two years suspension, as a result of COVID-19, will be filled with a mega event, that will change the face of Nigeria’s socio-political and economic landscape.
The Director General of Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Janet Ekpenyong, who is heading the health cluster, assured of preparation, to avoid the breakdown of diseases during the event.
The state government also announced the increase in the competing bands, from five to seven, including Diamond and Kalasvegas Bands, which are to join the Master Blasta, Passion 4, and freedom, among others.