About Cross River

Cross River State is a coastal state in South South Nigeria, named after the Cross River, which passes through the state. Located in the Niger Delta, Cross River State occupies 20,156 square kilometers. It shares boundaries with Benue State to the north,Ebonyi and Abia States to the west, to the east by Cameroon Republic and to the south by Akwa-Ibom and the Atlantic Ocean.


The South-South State was created on May 27, 1967 from the former Eastern Region, Nigeria by the General Yakubu Gowonregime. Its name was changed to Cross River State in the 1976 state creation exercise by the then General Murtala Mohammed regime from South Eastern State. The present day Akwa Ibom State was excised from it in the state creation exercise of September 1987 by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. Its capital is Calabar. Its major towns are Akamkpa, Biase,Calabar South, Ikom, Obubra, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep, Obudu, Obanliku, Akpabuyo, Ofutop, Iso-bendeghe and Boji

The state has been previously governed by many governors and administrators including Udoakaha J. Esuene, Paul Omu, Tunde Elegbede, Clement Isong, Donald Etiebet, Daniel Archibong, Ibim Princewill, Ernest Atta, Clement Ebri, Ibrahim Kefas, Gregory Agboneni, Umar Faoruk Ahmed, Christopher Osondu, Donald Duke and Liyel Imoke. The Current Governor is Ben Ayade, who came into power on the 29th of May, 2015.

Local Government Areas

Cross River State consists of eighteen (18) Local Government Areas. They are:

Latest News

Ayade Flag off First Ever Cross River State Health Summit. Ayade Flag off First Ever Cross River State Health Summit. 2017-10-11 -   Cross River State Is Highly Recommended By Partners for Their Passion in Healthcare Development----Health Minister.Governor of Cross River State, His Excell... More detail
Her Excellency Dr Linda Ayade Succesfully Host The Wife Of The President Mrs Aisha Buhari Her Excellency Dr Linda Ayade Succesfully Host The Wife Of The President Mrs Aisha Buhari As She Commissioned ... Her Excellency Dr Linda Ayade Succesfully Host The Wife Of The President Mrs Aisha Buhari Her Excellency Dr Linda Ayade Succesfully Host The Wife Of The President Mrs Aisha Buhari As She Commissioned Comprehensive Phc Ikom, Launched Mediatrix Foundation, 2017-10-11 - Wife of the president, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Mrs Aisha Buhari today flagged-off her pet project "project future assured" at Ikom Township... More detail
Cross River to Have a Modular Refinery in 2 Years – Hon. Itaya Nyong, Commissioner for Petroleum Resources Cross River to Have a Modular Refinery in 2 Years – Hon. Itaya Nyong, Commissioner for Petroleum Resources 2017-10-05 - The Cross River State Commissioner for Petroleum Resources, Hon. Itaya Nyong has stated that the State is on the verge of having a modular refinery that will ki... More detail
Ex-Nigerian Envoy to South Korea Commends Ayade for Good Governance Ex-Nigerian Envoy to South Korea Commends Ayade for Good Governance 2017-10-04 - Former Nigerian envoy to South Korea, Ambassador Akpang Obi Odu, has commended the Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade for what he described as his im... More detail

Next Event

Garment Factory Launch
25-28 May 2016
Calabar, CRS.

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