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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

Southern Governors’ Wives Meeting: Cross River Info Boss Hails Mrs. Ayade Southern Governors’ Wives Meeting: Cross River Info Boss Hails Mrs. Ayade 2017-11-03 - The Commissioner for Information & Orientation, Mrs. RoseMary Effiom Archibong has congratulated the wife of the Cross River State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Lind... More detail
Engr. Eraye Cautions Cross Riverians on Ecological Disasters Engr. Eraye Cautions Cross Riverians on Ecological Disasters 2017-11-03 - The Commissioner for Environment, Engr. Mike Eraye has charged Cross Riverians to cultivate positive attitudes towards tackling ecological challenges facing the... More detail
2017 WDID: Mrs. Archibong Advises Cross Riverians on Pro-Active  2017 WDID: Mrs. Archibong Advises Cross Riverians on Pro-Active 2017-11-02 - Cross River State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Barr. (Mrs.) Rosemary Effiom Archibong, has enjoined Cross Riverians to develop mutual trust bet... More detail
Akwa Ibom and Cross River Set ‘up Joint Legislative Committee Akwa Ibom and Cross River Set ‘up Joint Legislative Committee 2017-11-02 - The Akwa Ibom and Cross River State Houses of Assembly have set up a Joint Legislative Committee to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the communal ... More detail

Next Event

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

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