The government of Cross River state has said it put all machinery in place to ensure high level of security during the 2023 Calabar carnival, and that the annual fiesta promises to be the best in its history.
Addressing journalists in Calabar, Monday, on the level of preparation, the Commissioner for Information, Erasmus Ekpang and executive secretary of the carnival commission, Austin Cobham, said technology was being deployed across the state for surveillance purposes.
“The state governor, Prince Bassey Edet Otu, is putting in everything to make this year’s carnival a huge success. Security will be at its best as technology will be deployed across the state for surveillance.
“We are currently rebranding all popular parks in all the three senatorial districts. We are also giving facelifts and decorating the town as we are expecting a few countries like South Africa, for instance, and teeming visitors to the carnival.
“The Carnival will be a 32 day event of entertainment industry as visitors will have more than enough to enjoy themselves during the period,” Ekpang stated.