It’s indeed a safe heaven as Pageantry set to have a new phase within the South-South region. This was made known on Thursday 18th June 2021, in a meeting between the President of the Association of Beauty Pageant & Fashion Exhibition Organizers of Nigeria (ABPFEON), Cross River State, Mr Ago, Raymond and the Akwa Ibom State Pageant Organizers Forum led by the Publicity Secretary Mr Melford Asuquo in a brief discussion pointing out possible measures towards the way forward in the pageantry sector across Cross River, Akwa Ibom and indeed the South-South region.
Mr Melford who represented the President Akwa Ibom Pageant Organizers Forum expressed their delight and commitment to jointly work with the Cross River State body of the Pageant Organizers and ensure a safe heaven for Pageantry lovers in the region.
The President ABPFEON Cross River State Mr Ago Raymond in return express his gratitude over the swiftly presence of the Forum, which according to him is timely and ready to comb out the menace perpetrated by some individuals. The President highlighted on some very key areas and issues that needs quick intervention in order to have the said heaven for Pageantry lovers. He also emphasized on the government taking seriously the Association especially at this time where regulating the sector is very key. He also reassured of the Association aim at ensuring a safe Tourism destination for tourist and entertainment seekers across both states.
He made reference to notable government Pageant that has properly identified with the Association like Miss Agriculture Nigeria, Mr & Miss Leboku, King & Queen NorthFest, and other individually owned pageants like Miss Hospitality Ambassador Nigeria, Miss Equity Africa, Face of Culture Obudu Int’l, Face of Cross River, Miss VIP Cross River, Ambassador of Unity Nigeria, Miss Nigeria Carnival Queen, Campus Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria, Mr & Miss Campus Nigeria, Queen of Nature Nigeria, Queen of Gold Africa, Elegant Queen Africa, Miss Raw Beauty Africa, Miss Njagham, Most Famous King & Queen Nigeria, Mr & Miss Teens Nigeria etc.
The President spoke about the introduction of the Association owned Beauty Pageant Tagged “Cross River Most Influential Queen” held alongside an award night on May 30, 2021 at the Pyramid Hotels as the biggest start for the Association to address issues concerning Pageantry in the state.
Mr. Melford appreciated the effort so far and promised a joint collaboration between both state to further better the sector.
The meeting ended in an agreed joint Pageantry Forum/Conference to be hosted in Akwa IBOM State soon.