In Cross River Governor Ben Ayade inaugurates the 'Calabar Municipal Garden'

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State just inaugurated the 'Calabar Municipal Garden' which will serve as the 2016 Calabar Carnival village.

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State just inaugurated the 'Calabar Municipal Garden' which will serve as the 2016 Calabar Carnival village. Punch News reported.

"I wish to declare the 2016 Calabar carnival village open to all. The 2016 carnival will be better and bigger. We have put in place more innovations that would meet the taste of our esteemed tourists.

Calabar carnival is the largest street party in Africa. It is time for the world to visit Calabar again for that fun fair." The governor told newsmen.

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Already major roundabouts along the carnival routes had been decorated with sparkling colours, while shops and buildings are being painted with blue and white to reflect the state colours.

The festival which is in its 12th year would be used to highlight and tackle the issues of climate change.

Ayade added that adequate security measures had been taken to safeguard tourists and fun seekers at the village.

The 31-day festival begins on Dec. 1.

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