Badagry - The Suntan Beach
in Badagry, Lagos recorded large turnout on Sunday as lovers and fun seekers
trooped out to celebrate the `Saint Valentine's Day’.
It is reported that the beach was filled with lovers
and fun seekers from various parts of the country while traders also made brisk
A fun seeker, Mr Femi Olumiyide who came with his girlfriend from Abeokuta said
he always looked forward to spending valentine with loved ones.
"Valentine day is a day I always look forward to because, it is a day that
reminds us that there is love in sharing.
"I always ensure that I send gifts to members of my family and friends to
remind them that they are always on my mind,’’ he said.
A businessman, Mr Chukwuemeka Nzekwu, said that due to the nature of his work,
he always takes advantage of the day to remember loved ones.
"Due to the busy schedule of my work, I always use this day to relax with my
friends and remind them that they are not forgotten,’’ he said.
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A seller of roasted meat (Suya), Malam Mohammed Nuru, said that he had made up
to N9, 000 and still expecting to make more before the close of the day.
"The last time I made this much money was on New Year day.
"I have made N9, 000 now and I'm sure that I will still make more because the
main event has not started.
"The crowd is so much today and it is good business for me,’’ he said.
Mrs Yemi Aliu who retails drinks at the beach said she recorded high patronage
because the event.
"How l wish everyday will be valentine. I have made so much and I’m still
going to make more because I still expect people to patronise me,’’ she said.
The officer in-charge of the Beach, Mr Dayo Setogbo, attributed the large turn
out to the safety of the beach and the patriotism of Nigerians.
"This beach is secured and we have not recorded any mishap for years now.
"We have maximum security here, so people always feel safe coming here,’’ he