Some Lagos residents on Tuesday, besieged some popular eateries to celebrate the sallah holidays in spite of the economic recession in the country.
The Nigeria News Agency report that most families at the eatery outlets including Chicken Republic, Tantalizers, Sweet Sensation and KFC were seen enjoying their choice meal and drinks while listening to music blarring from the speakers.
Mr Biodun Braimoh said that he decided to eat out with his family and have fun because, “it is the only time for me to relax.”
He said inspite of the recession, people will stil have fun and enjoy themselves, no matter how much “we shout at the government”.
“We have to take out time to relax because when you are gone, it is forever,” he said.
Also, Mr chinedum Okoli said that it was his responsibility to make his family happy always, so the holidays presented the best opportunity and ‘I have to grab it.’
“My children have been disturbing me about going out and I promised them that I would take them out today, so this is the reason why we are here.
“It is even when we are preparing that my friend and family came visiting so I decided for all of us to come out.
“Yesterday we visited some Muslim families and it was fun,’’ he said.
Miss Mulikat Bolaji, an undergraduate of the University of Ibadan (UI) told NAN that she was here to have fun with some friends and “I will be travelling back tomorrow morning because of lectures”.
“I am making use of the holidays, every bit of it, to enjoy myself,” she said.
Similarly, Mr Gbemi Abiola, a civil servant, said, “holiday period like this is the only time I have to spend with my family.
“It is the only time we enjoy each other’s company.
“They have to have fun and by Wednesday work will resume, till another time,” he said.
Mrs Lola Taiwo, a business woman said that the children need to be free to run about, they are always caged, they need to have fun.
“I am a busy woman and my husband also but at times like this, we have to make sure the children enjoy outing,” she said.
Edited by: Ekemini Ladejobi