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Calabar carnival: Gov. Ayade urges young Africans to stop illegal migration to Europe

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 Gov Ben Ayade of Cross River has called on young Africans to shun illegal migration through the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean sea to Europe in search of greener pastures Ayade made the call on Thursday in Calabar at the grand finale of the 2017 Calabar carnival which has the theme Migration Ayade who was colourfully dressed in a blue army camouflage said it was time for youths across Africa to rise up to the challenge of contributing to the development of their countries rather than taking the risk of illegal migration He said that the choice of the theme Migration was to end illegal migration by creating awareness on the dangers of engaging in such act through difficult routes According to him no country on earth is greener than Nigeria adding that it is time for youths to engage in meaningful productive activities Today in Calabar we have people from the United States Germany Mexico Sweden and others celebrating with us in this carnival we want to tell them that Africa is so rich Sometimes we begin to wonder why we have young Africans going through Morocco Mediterranean Sea Sahara desert and all the difficult routes to find themselves in Libya and being used as slaves and as sub human beings Today we are here to tell a story in form of a drama and procession a story of migration the problem of Africa Our young men and women take risk through perilous roads finding themselves in Europe and America in search of greener pasture Today s carnival is to tell the world that Africa is the richest continent Africa is blessed we have everything and we have no reason as a young man or woman struggling to leave African continent We are telling this story of pain melancholy and frustration that indeed the best place you can be is Africa he said He further said that those in leadership position had a responsibility to reverse the trend adding that the five carnival bands were designed to tell the story of migration to the world from the African perspective Earlier Mr Gabe Onah Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission said that the programme the largest street party in Africa had come to stay Onah said that the carnival was growing bigger and better with innovations added to it yearly NAN reports that the five carnival bands will dance round the 12 kilometre carnival routes on major streets in the metropolis
Calabar carnival: Gov. Ayade urges young Africans to stop illegal migration to Europe

Cross River

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has called on young Africans to shun illegal migration through the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean sea to Europe in search of greener pastures.

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Ayade made the call on Thursday in Calabar at the grand finale of the 2017 Calabar carnival which has the theme “Migration’’.

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Ayade, who was colourfully dressed in a blue army camouflage, said it was time for youths across Africa to rise up to the challenge of contributing to the development of their countries rather than taking the risk of illegal migration.

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He said that the choice of the theme `Migration’ was to end illegal migration by creating awareness on the dangers of engaging in such act through difficult routes.

According to him, no country on earth is greener than Nigeria, adding that it is time for youths to engage in meaningful productive activities.

United State

“Today in Calabar, we have people from the United States, Germany, Mexico, Sweden and others celebrating with us in this carnival; we want to tell them that Africa is so rich .

Mediterranean Sea

“Sometimes we begin to wonder why we have young Africans going through Morocco, Mediterranean Sea, Sahara desert and all the difficult routes to find themselves in Libya and being used as slaves and as sub-human beings.

“Today, we are here to tell a story in form of a drama and procession, a story of migration, the problem of Africa.

Europe and America

“Our young men and women take risk through perilous roads finding themselves in Europe and America in search of greener pasture.

“Today’s carnival is to tell the world that Africa is the richest continent. Africa is blessed, we have everything; and we have no reason, as a young man or woman struggling, to leave African continent.

“We are telling this story of pain, melancholy and frustration that indeed, the best place you can be is Africa’’, he said.

He further said that those in leadership position had a responsibility to reverse the trend, adding that the five carnival bands were designed to tell the story of migration to the world from the African perspective.

Gabe Onah

Earlier, Mr Gabe Onah, Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission, said that the programme, the largest street party in Africa, had come to stay.

Onah said that the carnival was growing bigger and better with innovations added to it yearly.

NAN reports that the five carnival bands will dance round the 12-kilometre carnival routes on major streets in the metropolis.


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