NewsAyade Flags Off 2022 Carnival Calabar

Ayade Flags Off 2022 Carnival Calabar

December 28, (THEWILL) – Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has formally flagged off this year’s Carnival Calabar.

The flag-off ceremony took place at the Eleven Eleven Roundabout in Calabar, with the Governor accompanied by the daughter of the President, Zahra Buhari Indimi.

The Governor, who justified the theme of this year’s Carnival, which is Agro-Industralisation, said the time has come for Africa to put an end to the primitive way of processing agricultural products.

In his words: “Why do you grow cassava, take a tuber of it and process it into garri and make one thousand naira and somebody else takes it, processed it into pharmaceutical starch and makes one thousand dollars?

“So, what Ayade is saying is time has come when Africans should put an end to this primitive way of processing their products.

”The true value of any agro-produce is to take it to its end product,” Ayade said.

The flag-off ceremony was preceded by a one-minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives during the Calabar Bikers Tragedy.

Seven bands are competing in this year’s event, which is the last that will be hosted by the Ben Ayade administration.

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THEWILL Correspondent, Aniekan Bassey has over six years experience that spans across several fields in print journalism including development communication, sexual reproductive and health rights issues, crime, climate change, social justice, business and human interest stories.

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THEWILL Correspondent, Aniekan Bassey has over six years experience that spans across several fields in print journalism including development communication, sexual reproductive and health rights issues, crime, climate change, social justice, business and human interest stories.

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