Governor’s wife to Support C’River Fashion Designers Thursday in Calabar

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Obaji Akpet|21 December 2016
Fashion designers and enthusiast based in Cross River can now heave a sigh of relief as Cross River State is to provide a big platform for them to showcase plus an industry session to market their brands, wife of Cross River Governor, Dr. Linda Ayade has said.
The event, which is to hold this Thursday at Transcorp Hotel, Calabar is built to hold under her Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF) not for profit organization in partnership with Citenigeria.com, Africa’s lead tourism exposition platform.
In a statement to the media signed by Mr. Fred Abua, her Special Assistant on media, the wife of the governor said the event is aimed at supporting the tourism niche that Cross River is known for.
“This platform seeks to showcase the viability of the fashion industry in the state and an opportunity to exhibit the essence of the building a garment factory in our state,” the statement said.
Wife of the Governor of Cross River State, Dr Linda Ayade 
On his part, Mr. Peter Ofuka, the CEO of Citenigeria.com said apart from showcasing, the event shall also allow for fashion designers to display and sell their brands to an expanded event attendees, most of whom are visitors to the state.
While he urged fashion designers and enthusiast to turn out en masse and judiciously taking advantage of the opportunity to showcase their best to an international audience.
The event is said to hold with sponsorship by Lafarge, Africa’s giant in cement manufacturing; while Cross River Studios, House of Lavender, Mynx Events are great supporters of the event.
As at press time, several fashion designers have already enlisted for the event and preparations including auditions for models have already been concluded. This will be the biggest opportunity of its kind to hit the city of Calabar.
Obaji Akpet
Writes from Calabar