Valentine’s Day: Fun seekers besiege Badagry beach, resorts

The Suntan Beach in Badagry, Lagos State, on Wednesday recorded a large turnout of fun seekers who trooped out in large numbers to celebrate the Valentine’s Day.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports the fun seekers were mostly dressed in red and white attires.

Mr. Temitope Adebayo, who came with his fiancee, said he was excited about the day.

“Valentine’s Day is a day I always look forward to; it is a day I share with the people I cherish the most.

“I make sure I give my lover a gift to let her know that there is love in the air,” he said.

Mr. Kehinde Tajudeen, a student, said he received gifts from his girlfriend.

“I’m so excited about today, as my girlfriend bought me a cake, perfume and a bottle of wine.

“So, we just came to the beach because of its serene environment to mark the day,” he said.

Mrs. Amina Adeyanju, who came with her kids, noted that the day should be celebrated with the loved ones.

“I’m here with my kids because they are special to me; and this day should be celebrated with the loved ones.

“I’m glad to have wonderful people in my life and I couldn’t ask for anything else,” she said.

Mrs. Busola Lawal, a soft drinks seller, said that business has been booming due to the large turnout of people at the arena.

“Business has been booming because of the large turnout. I had to get more drinks because the ones I had weren’t enough for the customers,” she said.

Similarly, the Whispering Palm Resort, Iworo, Badagry, witnessed a large turnout, as people celebrated the day at the resort.

Officials of the seaside resort told NAN that all the rooms were fully booked, as couples were seen having good time at various spots located at the premises.

Chairman of the resort, Mr. Deji Femi-Pearce, attributed the large turnout to the various activities offered by the resort.

“We have different packages for different couples that are here to celebrate the Valentine’s Day; they are affordable, as we ensure flexibility.

“The serene environment here and its safety also make people to patronise us despite the distance,” he said. (NAN)

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