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Eid-el-Kabir: Recreation parks in Ibadan record high patronage

16 October 2013, 18:28

Ibadan - Many recreation parks in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday recorded high patronage as revellers celebrated the Eid-el-Kabir festival, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A NAN Correspondent who went round the city said that vehicular traffic was light on major roads, as fun seekers moved freely, in search of fun.

At the Zoological Gardens at the University of Ibadan, hundreds of fun seekers came to the zoo to see the animals.

A reveller, Lanre Ajibade, said he was in the zoo to see some of the wild animals, especially the "lion".

He appealed to the authorities of the university to provide more animals so that the zoo would continue to attract larger patronage.

A mother of four, Toyin Lawal, said that she was in the zoo because her children loved watching wildlife on television and were happy to see the animals in their habitat.

"We are here to celebrate the Sallah and have fun,’’ she said.

At the famous Cocoa House at Dugbe, thousands of lovers of movies thronged the new "SHOPRITE", to watch movies lined up to celebrate the Muslim festival.

A teacher, Joseph Adebayo, who was at "SHOPRITE", said the holiday was an opportunity to take his family round the city, to discover new places and have fun.

"Although I am a Christian, notwithstanding, it is a thing of joy to be alive to celebrate the Sallah.

"I know the roads will be free today and many people will be at the various fun spots; it is a good opportunity to mix with old friends,’’ he told NAN.

NAN also reports that some of the eateries in the city witnessed a large turnout of revellers.

Omorinsola Ajayi, who came with her family to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), on Ring Road, Ibadan, told NAN that the celebration gave her the opportunity to go out with her children, on visits to new places.

Some of the revellers told NAN that the day had been a fun-filled one.



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