Africa: DG NCAC Otunba Runsewe Arrives for Calabar Carnival Dry Run
The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Runsewe has arrived Calabar for the flag of the 2017 Carnival Calabar dry run scheduled to commence on 22nd of October 2017.
Also, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information, Deacon, Grace Gekpe, will be gracing this year’s event long side the NCAC DG.
The dry run is part of the state’s drive for domestic and responsible tourism for sustainability.
The new additions for this year’s event are the beach carnival, wonder on wheels convertible and vintage cars, black music festival, Formular K, repeat of Nickelodeon kids Festival at Tinapa, the Governor’s Fete, Miss Africa and the Buy Naija participation through the introduction of the Market Square Carnival and the Lighting of the Carnival torch at a ceremony tagged carnival jam carnival in collaboration with the Fed Min of Trade and Industry in line with executive order 3 of the Fed Govt. to promote made in Nigeria goods and services.
This is a sure boost for the famous 32 days festival village that has existed for about 17 years since the inception of carnival Calabar and Festival in the wake of the millennium year.
The Gov has asked me to assure Nigerians and Africa that 2017 carnival will be fireworks and with mobilization of seed monies to carnival bands since August and Sept the needed excitement to wow the Tourists in Calabar is assured.