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

27 Containers of Rice Seedlings Equipment Arrives Calabar Ready for Installation 27 Containers of Rice Seedlings Equipment Arrives Calabar Ready for Installation 2018-04-10 - Twenty-seven containers of the automated rice seedlings equipment have arrived the Ayade industrial park in Calabar and ready for installation. Project manager... More detail
CRS Goverment Procures Drilling Rig for Provision of Portable water in Rural Communities CRS Goverment Procures Drilling Rig for Provision of Portable water in Rural Communities 2018-04-10 -   In keeping with his resolve to provide potable water for the rural communities, His Excellency, Sen (Prof) Ayade purchased a Seko Hammer cum Rotary mounted ... More detail
CRS 2016/2017 BUDGET CRS 2016/2017 BUDGET 2018-04-10 -  Click on link below to view the various components of Cross River State 2016 and       2017 budget   2016 BUDGET TABLE OF CONTENTS 2016  Social Se... More detail
2018 BUDGET PASSES THROUGH SECOND READING; LEBO EXPRESSES CONFINDENCE IN ACCTUALIZATION 2018 BUDGET PASSES THROUGH SECOND READING; LEBO EXPRESSES CONFINDENCE IN ACCTUALIZATION 2018-01-04 - The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo has expressed confidence that 2018 budget, Christened “Budget of kinetic Crystallization... More detail

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

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