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Poor turnout mars Lagos Carnival

By News Express on 10/05/2015

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Poor turnout of people at the 2015 Lagos Carnival marred the event staged on Saturday at the historical Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) on the island.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that dignitaries and fun seekers at the event expressed disappointment that in spite of the publicity given it the turnout was unimpressive.

The attendees, who also complained of lateness in starting the carnival, which they attributed to the current traffic jams across the Lagos metropolis as a result of the lingering fuel scarcity in the country.

The traditional ruler of Igbobi-Sabe in Yaba, Oba Owolabi Adeniyi,  told NAN: “They started this year’s carnival late at about 1.40 p.m. unlike in 2014 when it started at about 10.00 a.m.

“I have been at the venue since 10.00 a.m. because I thought they will start early.

“I am disappointed that this year’s edition started late.”

Adeniyi said fuel scarcity being experienced in the country affected the carnival.

The Special Adviser on Education, Chief Fatai Olukoga said the programme was delayed for what he called some logistics.

According to him, “It took me time to get fuel to drive my car to the carnival venue. Scarcity of fuel is one major reason why there was low turnout.”

Tthe Onigbongbo of Ikeja, Oba Munirudin Olatunji, also expressed disappointment with the late commencement of the carnival.

“I arrived here at about 9.45 a.m. and this is 12.06 p.m. without any evidence that the event will start soon,” he said.

A power lifter, Amuda Azeez, also noted that last year’s carnival attracted more people than the 2015 edition.

Source News Express

Posted 10/05/2015 04:22:32 AM





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