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22 states, 15 LGAs participate in Calabar cultural carnival 

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  No fewer than 22 states and 15 local government areas in Cross River are participating in the 2019 cultural carnival held on Thursday in Calabar Some of the states include Kebbi Anambra Akwa Ibom Benue Ebonyi Lagos and Rivers Speaking at the flag off of the event Mr Gabe Onah Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission said the event was designed to promote Nigeria s tourism and cultural potentials Onah said that the theme of the 2019 Carnival Humanity was carefully chosen to show kindness and love Today we are here to tell the story of one Nigeria and culture as the platform of our tourism That truly culture is the palm oil with which our tourism is eaten This year we are playing humanity and we have 22 states present out of the 26 that were expected We have been on the road in last 24 days with the flag off of the city walk and the festival village has been agog with over 10 000 fun seekers daily Also we have 15 local government areas in the state here present with their different cultural costumes to hit the streets he said He added that the street dance for the cultural carnival would be for 6 kilometres with 3 adjudication points Earlier while flagging off the event Deputy Governor of the state Prof Ivara Esu welcomed all the participants and tourists into the city of Calabar for the festival Esu said that the Carnival would be used to showcase the rich heritage of the people of Nigeria in different forms He stressed that it was in the importance of the Carnival theme Humanity that Gov Ben Ayade created the Ministry of Humanity and Social Welfare Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
22 states, 15 LGAs participate in Calabar cultural carnival 

1 No fewer than 22 states and 15 local government areas in Cross River are participating in the 2019 cultural carnival held on Thursday in Calabar.

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2 Some of the states include Kebbi, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Ebonyi, Lagos and Rivers.

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3 Speaking at the flag off of the event, Mr Gabe Onah, Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission, said the event was designed to promote Nigeria’s tourism and cultural potentials.

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4 Onah said that the theme of the 2019 Carnival “Humanity” was carefully chosen to show kindness and love.

5 Today we are here to tell the story of one Nigeria and culture as the platform of our tourism. That truly culture is the palm oil with which our tourism is eaten.

6 “This year, we are playing humanity and we have 22 states present out of the 26 that were expected.

7 “We have been on the road in last 24 days with the flag off of the city walk and the festival village has been agog with over 10,000 fun seekers daily.

8 “Also, we have 15 local government areas in the state here present with their different cultural costumes to hit the streets,” he said.

9 He added that the street dance for the cultural carnival would be for 6 kilometres with 3 adjudication points.

10 Earlier, while flagging off the event, Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Ivara Esu, welcomed all the participants and tourists into the city of Calabar for the festival.

11 Esu said that the Carnival would be used to showcase the rich heritage of the people of Nigeria in different forms.

12 He stressed that it was in the importance of the Carnival theme “Humanity” that Gov. Ben Ayade created the Ministry of Humanity and Social Welfare.

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14 Edited by: Ismail Abdulaziz
(NAN)

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