Sunday, May 10, 2015

Low turnout mars Lagos Carnival

People don't want to parry anymore or what? 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.

Oba Owolabi Adeniyi, the traditional ruler of Igbobi-Sabe in Yaba, 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.”
Chief Fatai Olukoga, the Special Adviser on Education, said in spite of the delay in starting the programme it would be a worthwhile event at the end of the day.
He said the programme was delayed for what he called some logistics.


  1. A whole lagos carnival having low turnout..this is crios..i guess it shuld be bcos of the oba guy


  2. Calabar Carnival always the best

  3. Calabar Carnival always the best

  4. I heard it was a flop, they shouldn't have done it after all. Waste of money. No wonder my peepz on the island didn't bother to send me pictures