The Director General, Cross River Signage and Advertising Agency, Mr. Stanley Nsemo,on Friday urged Cross Riverians, especially the youths, to maximize the economic opportunities that abound in the 2006 Carnival Calabar.
This came few days after the governor’s wife, Mrs Linda Ayade, declared the xmas village; heralding the 2016 Carnival Calabar, open.
Nsemo gave the advice during a press briefing organized by Cross River Carnival Commission, held at the Ernest Etim Press Centre in Calabar.
According to him, Cross Riverians should not only be passive participants in the Carnival, but also maximize its economic opportunities to improve their fortunes.
He said Cross Riverians and other residents in the state, who engage in petty trading and other business ventures during the carnival period, stand the chance of making much profits out of their respective endeavors.
The DG also used the opportunity to solicit more partnership from private sector in the state, disclosing that the government now has favorable incentives for sponsors of the annual festival.
He said every advertorial placement in the state by the carnival sponsors will hence forth attract a reasonable discount.
Earlier, in his remarks, the Special Adviser, Event Management to the governor, Mr. Ken Aklah, said 500 bikers were expected to partake in the 2016 Carnival Calabar.
He further disclosed that the event would feature a cultural parade, green carnival, food festival among other activities.