Cross River Takes Delivery Of 20 Megawatts Power Generating Equipment

Cross River, Ben AyadeThe Cross River State Government has taken delivery of equipment for the building of a 20 Megawatts power plant with a view to ensuring a 24-hour power supply in Calabar.

On hand to receive the equipment along Parliamentary Extension in Calabar, the state capital was the state governor, Ben Ayade accompanied by some government officials.

Governor Ayade disclosed to newsmen that, the equipment were designed to run economically and will aid the state to arrest the issues surrounding power supply to drive an industrialized local economy.


The governor assured residents of Calabar that electricity tariff will be affordable to all and disclosed that, his administration has already commenced the process of strengthening the distribution network in Calabar by replacing obsolete and non-functioning transformers across the city.

According to the governor, the delivery of the equipment is one of the outcomes of his trips when he was still trying to set the agenda for the government.

The governor also disclosed that 5 more containers laden with equipment are scheduled to arrive soon after the initial delivery of 5, he also highlighted how the project will enhance security in Calabar especially as the Calabar Festival is fast approaching.

He assured that in 3 months from today, the government would have finished the installation and Cross River State will enjoy steady supply of electricity.

 

Akon, Hugh Masekela to grace Calabar Festival

Barely a week to the commencement of the Calabar festival, the SA event Management, Cross River State, Mr Nzan Ugbe has released the itinerary for the 31 days event.

The S.A. events management of Cross River state; Mr. Nzan ugbe has reeled out the itinerary for the Calabar Festival; a 31-day event which will kick-start on Friday,

According to him, topping the list of the list of international and local musicians expected to perform at the event are R & B and hip hop recording artist, Akon and legendary South African trumpeter, composer and singer, Hugh Masekela at the 2012 Calabar Festival.

Akon who owns and manages two successful record labels, convict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution, will be performing at the festival for a second time.

Nigeria’s biggest music stars such as 2 Face, MI, Ice Prince, P-Square, Wizkid, J Martins and Naeto C are also billed to perform during the 31 – day event.

Other local acts include Timaya, Duncan Mighty, Ruggedman, Wande Coal, Iyanya, Nigg a Raw,Flavour and the Azonto exponent, Sakordie from Ghana.

Speaking Music Genres, Jazz music lovers have also been catered for by the organizers of the Festival they lined up Jonathan Butler, Kunle Ayo and Moses Philips to perform at the Jazz in Paradise segment of the festival.

Comedians have also been invited to be part of the event to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.

The list includes I Go Die,Klint de Drunk, Shirman, Julius Agwu, Gordons, Akpororo, MC Mbakara, Prof. Aboki, White Nigerian, Last Prophet,  Headmaster, Whokes and Robert Ekpo.

For the Calabar praise Night, the list of artists is no less impressive as respected acts like Sammy Okposo,Hope Davies, Sinach, Sabina, Ohen de prophet, Kingsley Agbor and Godswill Daniel.

The festival will also witness the commissioning of a cinema, where the movie; streets of Calabar will premiere.

There will also be the Festival of Arts and Craft, golf and football matches, the selection of a new Calabar Carnival Queen and the Green concert among other new additions to the yearly event.