By Ogar Monday
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The inaugural edition of the Bakassi Fish Festival has ended in a grand style. The 2-day festival was held at the Esuk Mkparawa, Ikang Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event, the Bakassi Local Government Chairman, Mr. Iyadim Amboni praised the organizers for the idea which he said has brought out the people of Bakassi for the first time in a while to gather together for a beneficial social event.
Mr. Iyadim added that the Council will do all within its powers to ensure that the festival grows to be like others across the State and that it draws tourists to the different beautiful locations in Bakassi.
On his part, the Chairman of Bakassi Clan Council, Chief Antigha Cobham called on the State to see how it can support the festival just as it does others, adding that the festival has the potential of reducing youth restiveness in the area.
On her part, the team leader of the organizing team, Ms. Frank Edima held that the festival is a success, promising that the team will go back to the drawing board, plan and bring forth a bigger and better event next year.
She added that the festival, which was an opportunity to show the many beauty of Bakassi, lived up to its expectation, but that more will be done next year.
The event which had in attendance the who-is-who in Bakassi featured wrestling, a fish exhibition, and a cultural display amongst others.
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