Ayade Flags Off 2022 Calabar Carnival
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 17, 2022
Cross River State governor Ben Ayade yesterday flagged off the first dry run for the 2022 Carnival Calabar, marking the return of the biggest African street party (Carnival Calabar) since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 which caused the state government to stop the carnival.
At the ceremony, the state chief executive stated that the theme of the 2022 carnival “Agro Industrialisation”, was carefully chosen to send a message to the global community that Africans can be self-reliant when it comes to feeding themselves.
Leadership reports that while lamenting the over dependence on other continents of the world for food, the state governor stated that the continent of Africa didn’t need to depend on any western nation for survival particularly in the area of food to eat, given the vast arable land and abundant human and material resources that the continent has been endowed with by God.
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