The annual Calabar Carnival which began last Saturday is gradually bubling with life as the carnival village is witnessing increased activities.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that fun seekers and residents of Calabar have begun visiting the carnival village to catch fun and make some brisk businesses.
NAN reports that business operators in the village on Thursday were enthusiastically putting their products on display and welcoming customers to their shops.
A restaurant operator in the village, Mrs Francisca Edet, told NAN that business was gradually improving as the Christmas festivities draw nearer.
“I started business here on Monday and that day it was as if nothing was going to happen in this Village this year; but I can say today that business has started picking up,” she said.
Another trader, Mr Ibe Nwachukwu, a dealer in shoes and clothes, also said the situation in the village was improving by the day.
“As usual, business activities in this village starts slowly but increases as the carnival approaches.
“ When people start coming from outside Calabar to witness the carnival, we expect that patronage will be higher,” he said.
Nwachukwu added that he was a regular trader in the Carnival Village, adding that it was always dull and uninteresting at the beginning.
The Carnival Village is a 24 hour Market situated in the heart of Calabar City where residents and fun seekers converge from December 1st to January 1st as part of the Carnival Calabar Celebration.