Cross River State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. RoseMary Archibong has assured her Culture and Tourism Development counterpart that her Ministry will jointly work to ensure that the inaugural Cross River State Secondary Schools Cultural Festival and Poetry competition scheduled to hold April 1, 2018 in Calabar, is successful.
Mrs. Archibong gave the assurance when she received a delegation from the State Ministry of Culture and Tourism Development, led by its Commissioner, Hon. Eric Anderson.
She assured the delegation that her publicity team will be on hand to give the festival wide coverage.
From R-L Mrs RoseMary Archibong and Hon. Eric Anderson during the visit. Photo: MOI Newsroom
She noted that apart from improving on the potentials of the students, the festival, the commissioner pointed out will help sharpen the grammatical skills of the students through poetry.
Speaking earlier, the State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Development Hon. Eric Anderson said Fifty Secondary Schools drawn from the Southern, Central and Northern Senatorial Districts of the State have registered for the competition, adding that the competition is being organized in partnership with the State Ministry of Education.
Mrs. Archibong and Hon. Anderson with Directors in the Ministry of Information & Orientation: Photo: MOI Newsroom
He announced that commissioners for culture and tourism from four States of Imo, Enugu, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom have indicated interest to be special guest of hounour of the festival and solicited for support from the Ministry of Information and her parastatals.
In a vote of thanks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Development, Dr. Innocent Eteng thanked the Information and Orientation Commissioner for the warm reception assuring that his Ministry will work to sustain the symbiotic relationship.