By Archibong Jeremiah
The Chairman of the Cross River State Carnival Commission, Mr. Gab Onah has expressed high hope that soonest; Cross Riverians will see that the privatization of the carnival is the right choice.
Mr. Onah made the assertion at the second adult dry run in Calabar, his word: “Carnival Calabar is going private and I believe when we get it right the private sector will”.
“The carnival is a community event, designed to save the people through their livelihood, the carnival is a life changer”.
The state governor, Senator Liyel Imoke had while addressing members of the Air Transport Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSAN), who visited him in his office in October disclosed that the carnival has been growing the IGR of the state by 50 percent.
He said: “We are positioning Cross River State as an economy that is service driven and has traffic all year round. The Calabar Festival alone helps us grow our Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) up to 50 percent, so we need to sustain this with world class infrastructure at the airport and other major entrances to the state.”
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