Cross River State

Cross River State (The Nation's Paradise)

 Executive Governor

 
 
H.E. Senator (Prof) Ben Ayade

Deputy Governor 

 

Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu  

Created: It was created in 3 February 1976.

Capital: Calabar.

Major Cities: Akamkpa, Biase, Calabar South, Ikom, Obubra, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep, Obudu, Obanliku, Akpabuyo, Ofutop, Iso-bendghe, and Boji.

Geographic  Profile: The State is between latitudes and 5 degree 32 and 4 degree 27 North and longitude 7 degree 50 and 9 degree 28 East; Situated within the tropics and shares a common boundary with the Republic of Cameroon in the East, Benue State in the North, Abia and Anambra State in the West Eboyi State in the North West and Akwa Ibom State in the South.

Economic Profile: Cross River State is Nigeria's premier tourism destination. The hotels and restaurants sector accounts for 5.9 percent of state GDP and this rapid growth is expected to continue as there is an increasing trend for seasonal domestic holidays amongst the upper and middle classes in Nigeria. The State's month-long Christmas Festival and Carnival Calabar (http://www.carnivalcalabar.com) in December is successfully attracting large numbers of local and foreign visitors.

Ethnic Profile: The state is composed of three major ethnic groups namely: the Efik, Ejagham and Bekwarra.

Occupation: Agriculture and fishing is one of their major occupation.

Local government Areas (18 LGAs):  Obanliku, Obudu, Bekwara, Ogoja and Yala Boki, IKom,Etung,Obubra, Abi and Yakurr,Biase, Akankpa, Odukpani, Calabar Municipality, Calabar South, Akpabuyo and Bakasi.

Raw Materials Distribution in Cross River State

S/N

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

MINERAL RAW MATERIALS

AGRO RAW MATERIALS

1

ABI

Salt, Limestone

Palm Produce, Cassava, Poultry, Maize, Forestry, Fruits, Vegetables, Rice

2

AKAMKPA

Limestone, Coal, Manganese, Ilmenite, Gold, Quartz, Glass sand, Tourmaline

Timber, Palm Produce, Poultry, Forestry, Fruits, Vegetables, Rubber, Raffia Palm, Gmelina

3

AKPABUYO

Petroleum, Natural Gas

Palm Produce, Cassava, Raffia Palm, Timber, Poultry, Forestry, Fruits, Kolanut, Fishery

4

BAKASSI

Petroleum, Kaolin

Fishery, Raffia Palm, Forestry, Beniseed

5

BEKWARRA

 

Maize, Cassava, Groundnut, Palm Produce, Yam, Beniseed

6

BIASE

Tin Ore

Fruits, Vegetable, Plantain, Banana, Timber, Forestry, Raffia Palm

7

BOKI

Mica, Ilmenite

Plantain, Banana, Fruits, Vegetable, Livestock, Palm Produce, Raffia Palm, Cocoa, Poultry, Timber, Forestry , Cane Ropes, Coffee.

8

CALABAR MUNICIPAL

Sharp Sand, Kaolin, Limestone, Clay

Fishery, Raffia Palm, Cassava, Palm Produce, Rubber, Vegetable

9

CALABAR SOUTH

Sharp Sand, Clay, Spring Water

Fishery, Vegetable, Cassava, Palm Produce, Raffia Palm

10

ETUNG

Salt

Plantain, Banana, Cocoa, Fruits, Timber, Forestry , Palm Produce, Maize, Livestock, Cassava, Cane Ropes, Coffee

11

IKOM

Quartz, Glass Sand

Plantain, Banana, Cocoa, Fruits, Timber, Forest Produce, Livestock, Yam, Poultry, Palm Produce, Gmelina, Rubber, Maize, Coffee.

12

OBANLIKU

Talc, Mica, Ilmenite, Granite, Spring Water

Maize, Poultry, Livestock, Timber, Forestry, Palm Produce, Yam, Beniseed, Groundnut, Kolanut, Cassava, Rice, Plantain, Banana.

13

OBUBRA

Lead/Zinc, Salt, Tin Ore, Geothite, Quartz, Muscovite, Pure Quartz, Limestone, Clay

Fruits, Rice, Yam, Palm Produce, Poultry, Cassava, Timber, Forestry , Maize, Cocoa

14

OBUDU

Kaolin, Quartz, Glass Sand, Gold, Tin Ore, Mica, Ilmenite, Talc

Poultry, Livestock, Yam, Palm Produce, Beniseed, Kolanut, Groundnut, Maize, Millet, Plantain, Banana

15

ODUKPANI

Limestone

Fishery, Plantain, Banana, Fruits, Vegetable, Timber, Rubber, Palm Produce, Raffia Palm, Cassava, Maize, Kolanut

16

OGOJA

Tin Ore, Clay

Maize, Millet, Cassava, Poultry, Livestock, Sugarcane, Yam, Rice, Groundnut, Beniseed, Palm Produce

17

YAKURR

Uranium

Fruits, Rice, Rubber, Palm Produce, Poultry, Timber, Forestry, Cassava, Maize

18

YALA

Baryte, Lead/Zinc, Salt

Maize, Millet, Cassava, Palm Produce, Poultry, Livestock, Yam, Rice, Sugarcane, Fruits, Beniseed

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About Nigeria

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