Monday, April 14, 2014

Lagos Water Regatta set for Easter Sunday, promises fun fill event

Lagosians home and abroad will once again converge at the waterfront pier on Oyinkan  Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi Lagos on Easter Sunday  for the 5th edition of the Lagos Water  Regatta; a  fun filled water-based cultural sporting and recreational  activity put together  to showcase the aquatic splendour of the state.
According to a statement by the organisers, signed by its Chairman, Engr. Olusegun Jawando, the Lagos Water Regatta is an annual water-based cultural sporting and recreational activity put together to showcase what the various coastal communities have to offer in terms of water sport, cultural beauty and aquatic splendor.
The event, planned to coincide with the Easter, is meant to energize the tranquil nature of the Lagos Island waterfront during the festival and transform it into meeting point of colour, excitement and beauty.
According to the Chairman, Lagos Water Regatta is part of the activities lined up to celebrate the 2014 edition of the Lagos Black Heritage Festival. “The regatta is a private sector led initiative with support from other corporate bodies and the state Government to promote the tourism potential of the state,” said Engr. Jawando.
“The Regatta will  consist  of large fishing boats, ferries, barges and other marine  vessels adorned with colours  and decorations depicting the social, cultural, traditional  folklores and  occupational aspects of the Lagos people. “There will  be a parade of floats and  canoes with traditional, cultural and social troupes from 20  communities of the  five divisions that make up the state.”
Engr. Jawando  added that boats branded by sponsoring corporate organisations and jet skis from members  of the Aquamarine Boat Club would participate in water  racing and perform stunts to the delight of fun seekers.
He then called on private organizations to support the good initiative of the Lagos State Government by sponsoring boat branding and exhibitions to showcase their brand to the millions of people home and abroad.
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