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

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council's Post The Nigerian Export Promotion Council's Post 2019-03-04 - The Nigerian Export Promotion Council in a move to build capacity of the garment sector in Cross River State, Brought in apparel specialist from Sri-lanka and ... More detail
Ayade More Visionary Than Most African Leaders – UNDP Ayade More Visionary Than Most African Leaders – UNDP 2019-03-04 - The United Nations Developed Project (UNDP) has hailed Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade’s style of leadership which it described as development-d... More detail
Gov. Ayade Promises To Revive Shongai Farms Gov. Ayade Promises To Revive Shongai Farms 2018-09-04 - The Cross River state government has expressed its readiness to inject fresh funds into Shongai farms Itigidi, in a bid to commence its production training in a... More detail
Cross River Rice Seedling Factory To Generate N14bn Annually Cross River Rice Seedling Factory To Generate N14bn Annually 2018-09-04 - The Hybrid Rice Seedling Factory built by the Cross River State Government at the cost of N3bn is estimated to generate at least N14bn annually.The factory, whi... More detail

Next Event

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

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