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The Cross River State government has declared that arrangements were in top gear to revive the 11.25km Obudu Mountain Race competition abandoned by the immediate past administration as a way of relaunching the state eco-tourism sub-sector.

The mountain race, if revived would attract a lot of tourists into the state to boost the hospitality industry and several other businesses operating in the state.

Commissioner for Tourism Development Mr. Robert Ewa revealed this Tuesday in Calabar while unveiling the calendar for 2024 Carnival activities.

Ewa who unveiled the plan averred, that the state is out to bring in a lot of innovations in the sector to harness the untapped potentials in the sector.

“We will organise packages for the leisure of tourists, and the state is very rich in eco-tourism like the Gorilla project in Akamkpa and Boki where we have the only species of highland gorilla in the world.

“We also hope to develop tour sites like the Qua Falls which is very fantastic, Boki Waterfalls, Drill Ranch, Monoliths and the Marina resort,” Ewa said.

By Richard Ndoma, Leadership.Ng