Calabar: Carnival committee resumes production
The prestigious Calabar Carnival is set to hold in December 2022 and the committee have resumed production.
The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Cross River State, Eric Anderson, who confirmed the development said during a press briefing, “Cross River is among the committee of carnival producers in the world. Carnivals were shut down worldwide in the last two years because of COVID-19.
“As we speak, carnivals worldwide have started production, and we can see that the Covid-19 protocols have been relaxed. As a member of the committee, we feel we should also resume as well. Tourism is one aspect of culture that has put Cross River on the World Tourism Map.”
Speaking during the event, the Chief Executive Officer of Okhma Global, a company chosen to lead marketing for the 2022 Calabar Carnival, Mary Ephraim- Egbas, said, “We are a team of agile and youthful people governed by five core values, resilience, excellence, innovative, global, and nurturing.
“We worked with the Carnival Calabar pre-covid, for four years prior to this year, so to be selected to lead marketing this year again goes to show there is something we’ve gotten right. We hope to build on that and exceed our expectations.”