Hon Eyo Promises To Bakassi Fish Festival of Organizers Of Support

By our reporter 

Member representing Bakassi Local Government Area in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon Eyo Bassey Edet has assured the organisers of the Bakassi Fish Festival of his support to  enable them achieve their aims and objectives

Speaking while receiving the organizing team in his official  chamber in the House of Assembly building complex, the parliamentarian commended them for their foresight and pledged his support to ensure the forthcoming second edition of the festival records a laudable success

Hon Eyo noted that though the initiative is a welcome idea as it is focused on driving positive narratives , he advised that  challenges identified during the maiden edition of the festival be addressed to ensure improvement 

He remarked  that with Bakassi being an international border town as well as a gateway to Central Africa, the festival has the potential of boosting international attractions to stimulate tourism and commerce within the West African hub and therefore

encouraged them to keep the vision aflame

Earlier, the leader of the Bakassi Fish Festival organizing  team, Frank Edima, said the team was on a courtesy cum sensitisation visit to  commend Hon Eyo for his election into the Cross River State House of Assembly as well as appreciate him for his  support during the maiden edition of the festival in 2022, adding that they were also in his office to inform him of the second edition of the festival  and as well as solicit his support

Edima disclosed that the two days festival which will commence on September 26, has  more attractions compared to the  maiden edition  to give it an international outlook with the view of attracting  more participations and attendance

The Secretary General of the Bakassi Fish Festival organizing team, Comrade Akwa Etim, pointed out that activities earmarked for the festival include lecture/sensitization, cultural exhibition/fair, fish trade fair

According to him, the competition aspect of the festival covers wrestling,boat racing, cooking and fish painting