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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 Inaugurates Green Police Ayade Inaugurates Green Police 2014-03-02 - Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade today inaugurated 1500 Green Police volunteers.The governor charged the volunteers who were drawn from the three ... More detail
Cross River to build Ethanol Plant Cross River to build Ethanol Plant 2014-03-03 -   The Cross River Government on Wednesday announced its plans to build a N500 million ethanol production plant in the state.The state’s Commissioner for A... More detail
Calabar Monorail to be Launched Calabar Monorail to be Launched 2014-03-05 -   President Buhari will commission the launch of the Calabar Monorail – Cross Rivers governor Ben Ayade made the announcement earlier today The governor m... More detail
Callywood born in Cross River Callywood born in Cross River 2014-03-06 - Nigeria’s film industry, known more as Nollywood now has another branch: Callywood.It’s the second branch after Kannywood was created in Kano.Governor Ben A... More detail

Next Event

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

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