Ayade appoints Uko tourism consultant to Calabar carnival

Ben-Ayade-Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade has appointed Ikechi Uko of Jedidah Promotions as consultant to help internationalise Carnival Calabar in 2015.

Uko who is also the organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos, Accra Weizo in Ghana and Africa Bantaba in Atlanta, Georgia, was hired to extend the flavour of the Carnival beyond the shores of Nigeria.

The governor, a former Senator, desires to add an international flavour to this year’s carnival hence the need to tap Uko’s extensive global tourism connections. Carnival Calabar is the biggest tourism event in Nigeria attracting close to 2 million people annually.

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