Exclusive Photos As Gov Ayade, His Wife, Others Dignitaries Flag Off The 2nd Calabar Carnival Dry Run


The Calabar Carnival Dry Run, which set the clock ticking for the countdown to the biggest street party in Africa, rallied the five different carnival bands, govt officials, the people of Cross River State and also the contestants of Miss Africa 2016 from different African countries.ben13

Speaking during the flag off, Mrs Ayade said the carnival is one of the unique platform that showcase the rich culture of the people of Cross River and they will continue to improve on it to making it bigger and better and His Excellency Prof. Ben Ayade called on Nigeria to use tourism to turn around the economy of the country, adding that it is the only way things can get better.”ben11

The Governor and 1st lady of Cross River also used the opportunity to welcome the top contestants for the Miss Africa 2016 and the organizers to Cross River State

Also The Miss Africa 2016 event will be held in the beautiful City of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria’s No.1 tourist destination at the prestigious Calabar International Convention Center CICC on the 26th of November, 2016 ben12 ben9 ben8 ben3 ben4 ben5 ben ben1 ben6 ben2 ben7