Imoke, whose tenure as governor will not end next year, urged whoever succeeds him to ensure that the carnival was sustained in the years ahead.
“This year’s carnival is my last carnival as the governor of this state. But I believe it will continue in the years ahead. It has truly become the ambassador event for Africa,” the governor said at the grand finale of the 10th year anniversary of the Carnival Calabar.
Encouraged by the success recorded and prospects shown, Imoke therefore said: “We are planning to privatize it,” he said, adding however, that “There must be continuity in leadership which is very critical for us. Once we can do that, I believe we will continue to deliver great performances and improve on what we have already done over the years.”
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