BADAGRY (Lagos) – The Suntan Beach in Badagry, Lagos State, on Wednesday recorded a large turnout of fun seekers who trooped out to celebrate Nigeria’s 54th Independence anniversary.
Nigerians from Lagos and some other states defied heavy rainfall to seek fun at the beach.
The large turnout of the fun seeker resulted in brisk businesses for traders on the beach shore.
Mr Nuru Mohammed, a seller of roasted meat popularly known as Suya, told NAN that he made more than N9,000 gain before midday.
He said that he was still expecting to earn more before the end of the day.
“I wish everyday were public holiday so that I can make this kind of money every time.
“The crowd is so much; this means good business for me,” he said.
Mrs Stella Mausi, a seller of soft drinks, could not hide her joy over the profit she made.
“Business has been great today, and I am glad about this because things have really been slow for a period of one week.
“My drinks even finished and I quickly went to the market to get more. This kind of thing happens once in a while and I am going to make the most of it,” she told NAN.
Miss Busola Lawal, a fun seeker who came from Ota, in Ogun, said that she took advantage of the holiday to seek fun at the beach.
“Due to the nature of my job, I rarely have time for myself; so, I usually use holidays like this to relax and catch fun,” she said.
Another fun seeker, Mr Ayobami Badejo, who came with his family, said that he was using the holiday to spend more time with his family. [eap_ad_1] “I work in Port Harcourt but my family stays in Lagos; so, at a time like this, we always go out to have fun,” Badejo said.
Mr Isaac Ken, the officer in charge of Suntan Beach, attributed the large turn out to the safety of the beach and patriotism of Nigerians.
He said that the beach had not witnessed any mishap in more than a year.
“For over a year, we have not witnessed any drowning in this beach; this can be attributed to the safety measures we put in place.
“The beach is very safe; this factor has contributed to the large turnout of people because they are assured of their safety,” he said. (NAN)