Calabar Carnival: Cross River to make federal roads motorable

BRANDPOWER reports that the 32-day carnival is scheduled to commence on Dec. 1.


Calabar Carnival, Cross River, federal roads, motorable Cross River Government is set to carry out palliative work on some federal roads more motorable and ease human and vehicular movement as well as traffic congestion within the capital city.

BRANDPOWER reports that the Executive Secretary of the state’s Carnival Commission, Mr Austin Cobham, made this disclosure at a news conference in Calabar on Monday.

Cobham particularly noted that the state would carry out remedial work on the Odukpani/Itu road as well as Ikom/Calabar highways.

He noted that the state was not unmindful of the fact that the roads had already been contracted out by the federal government.

Cobham, however, said that the state would work on the bad sections of those highways to ease movement in and out of Calabar during the carnival.

The executive secretary also said that some internal roads across the state were being rehabilitated by the Gov. Bassey Out-led administration.

“We are aware that there are contractors already working on Itu/Odukpani road but ours is to offer palliative on the bad portions for seamless movement during the carnival. We are doing same on Calabar/Ikom road,” he stated.

Similarly, Cobham disclosed that the state-owned airline, Cally Air, would be positioned to offer services to people during the 32-day carnival.

According to him, “Ours is to ensure that our airline is there to offer services in and out of the state during the carnival.

“The aircraft will fly from Calabar and sleep in Calabar. We are working against flight cancelation and other airline hitches.”

BRANDPOWER reports that the 32-day carnival is scheduled to commence on Dec. 1.