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Gov. Imoke’s wife flags off 2014 children carnival


CALABAR – The wife of the Cross River State Governor, Mrs Obioma Imoke, on Friday flagged off the 2014 children carnival in Calabar.
Speaking at the occasion, Imoke said the carnival began seven years ago to celebrate children.
She said the event had created financial sustainability for Cross River, hence the need to sustain the effort of organizing it.
“As the children take the four-kilometer walk today, I pray that God will guide and see them through,’’ she said.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission, Mr Gabriel Onah, said the carnival was also a way of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Onah said the canival was designed to celebrate the children and to show them love.
“The children are the leaders of tomorrow. There is need to celebrate and give them a sense of belonging.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that three roads, including Mary Slessor, IBB round and U.J Esuene stadium, would be used for the four-kilometer carnival walk.
A spectator, Mr Stephen Asu, described the carnival as a unique display of talent, creativity and socialization.
Asu commended the Cross River Government for sustaining the carnival.
Another spectator, Mrs Mariam Philip, said the carnival had promoted unity among the children.
Philip, who described the carnival as colourful, said the event was attracting tourists to the state during the festive period.
NAN also reports that some of the major roads in Calabar were temporally closed for traffic. (NAN)

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