Monday, December 26, 2016

Boxing Day: Fun seekers throng parks, beaches in Lagos

Some tourist parks and beaches in Lagos on Monday recorded a large turnout of fun seekers who came out to have fun on the Boxing Day celebration.

NAN reports that the Federal Government had declared Dec. 26 and Dec. 27 Public holidays.

Some of the fun seekers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said they had always looked forward to public holidays like this for them to catch fun.

NAN correspondents, who visited some parks and beaches around the city, observed that they were filled with fun seekers.

A fun seeker, Miss Tolefe Okonji, said she took advantage of the holiday to catch fun at the Freedom Park due to her busy schedule.

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Tourist at the One Lagos fiesta, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos

“Freedom park is an environment I have been looking forward to visit and I am happy that I finally made it to the place due to the public holiday.

“I rarely have time to have fun due to the nature of my job, so I use holidays like this to relax and catch fun,’’ she said.

Okonji expressed satisfaction with this year’s long holiday, adding that it gave her the opportunity to hang out with friends and family.

A banker, Miss Jenifer Nwosu, said that due to her work, she always took advantage of the day to have fun.

“Due to the nature of my job, I always use public holidays to come to places I have not been to. So, coming down to Amusement park is more of an adventure to me.
“I am having fun here and I am very impressed with what I am seeing, “ Nwosu said.

A soft drink seller in Oshodi Heritage Park, Mrs Tinuade Adepegba, expressed optimism that the business would be profitable this time.

“So far, I have not sold much but am very sure that I will still make money because fun seekers are still coming and I am going to be here all the day, “ Adepegba said.

She said that she made reasonable profit on Christmas Day celebration, adding that she was hopeful she would make the same today.

Mr Lanre Aladesanmi, who came to Elegushi Beach with his wife, said he always looked forward to public holidays in order to visit beaches to catch some fun.

“I always look forward to days like this because I use it to have a memorable outing with my loved ones.

“I love to visit beaches, most especially Elegushi beach, because of the serene environment.

“It is a well organised beach with lovely facilities and fun activities surrounding it, “ Aladesanmi said.

A seller of roasted meat (suya) at Arhakab Beach, Malam Ibrahim Danyaro, said he had made up to N15,000 and still expecting to make more sales before the close of the day.

“With a large turnout of people here, I still expect to make more sales because there is still time.


“The influx of people here today is good for my business, “ Danyaro said.