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Africa: Bakassi Fish Festival: A Splash of Culture and Excitement in Ikang Town, Cross River

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Bakassi Fish Festival

Ikang Town in Bakassi LGA came alive as Honorable Eyo Bassey, the Empowerment Chairman and Member representing Bakassi Constituency, kicked off the vibrant second edition of the Bakassi Fish Festival.

The festival, held on the 26th and 27th of September, showcased a myriad of activities, from thrilling boat races to a delightful fish exhibition, and even a heated fisherman soup cooking competition.

Hon. Eyo Bassey, in his official capacity, made a significant announcement during the festival’s inauguration. He declared that all future Bakassi events must find their home in Bakassi itself. This decision not only underscores the commitment to local heritage but also serves as a testament to the safety and security of Bakassi for both residents and potential investors.

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The festival, a true celebration of Bakassi’s rich cultural tapestry, featured an eating competition that had participants and spectators alike on the edge of their seats. Traditional wrestling matches added an extra layer of excitement, bringing the community together in a display of strength and skill.

In his closing remarks, Hon. Eyo expressed gratitude to community leaders and organizers for their exemplary efforts in making the festival a resounding success. The Bakassi Fish Festival not only promises to boost tourism in Cross River but also stands as a testament to the resilience and vibrancy of the Bakassi community.

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