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The Cross River State Government will partner with former presidential adviser, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, on the maiden edition of the African Food Festival to be held in Calabar.

The project, according to Ita-Giwa, aims to showcase the abundance of indigenous delicacies as a formidable tool for ordinary tourism as well as empower participants with the needed knowledge and funding for business start-ups. Vanguard Newspaper reported.


"It will also excite target audience by offering entertainment using a core attribute of the Calabar people who are known and celebrated for the excellent cuisines. It is sponsored by Dangote Foods," she added.

The event also intends to showcase Africa's best cuisines and delicacies, including the first African Culinary Boot Camp for knowledge transfer and skill acquisition among participants.

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Florence Ita-Giwa


Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, said another major objective of the new concept is to create awareness and interest in the culinary prowess of the state and the African continent. Vanguard Newspaper added.

The ceremony, which runs from December 21 to 23, is the initiative of Ita-Giwa with the support of Dangote Food.

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