Carnival excites Ayade

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The Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Wednesday described the annual Calabar Carnival as the melting point of Africa’s hospitality.

Speaking during the commencement of the grand finale of the 2016 Calabar carnival, Ayade said, “The flag off of the grand finale of the 2016 Calabar carnival represents the true beginning of African enjoyment.

“As we have started today, this is the beginning of a new dawn in Africa. Calabar carnival remains the largest street party in Africa.

“As a government, we will continue to promote and sustain the hospitality and tourism that the state is known for.”

The Chairman, Calabar Carnival Commission, Mr. Gab Onah, said 13 countries were in attendance for the street party.

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