The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, LASPARK, added glamour to the weekend of fun-loving Lagosians with a special Valentine’s Day celebration programme tagged “Love in the Park” held at the Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park, Alausa, Ikeja.
The programme which witnessed an impressive turn-out of residents of the State from different walks of life was aimed at bringing families, lovers and children together under a serene atmosphere for the celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Lagosians who thronged the JJT Park venue at Alausa on Saturday were treated to different genres of music and assorted food plus drinks while children had fun within the designated children’s play area by engaging in several other interesting side attractions provided by the Agency to give visitors to the park an impressive and memorable experience.
Speaking at the occasion, the General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola said that the idea for the programme was designed to suit most Lagosians who did not have the opportunity of celebrating the February 14 Valentine’s Day with their families, friends and lovers.
She emphasized that “we decided to hold this event today, Saturday because the Valentine’s Day was actually celebrated on Wednesday which fell on a weekday. We believe this would have denied many people the opportunity to unwind and explore nature. Also, some would have been deprived of the opportunity to celebrate because of financial reasons, that’s why we are offering this to Lagosians at no cost at all.”
Adebiyi-Abiola told Lagosians to expect more interesting programmes at the various Government-owned parks across the State, as plans have been concluded to hold some landmark events and celebrations at the parks such as the Easter celebration, the Senior Citizens’ Day, Children’s Day and many more.
She explained that the celebration of these special days would remind Lagosians of the beauty of Lagos, its ambience, splendour, glamour among its many other natural gifts.
The General Manager used the occasion to reiterate the Lagos State Government’s commitment to the greening of the environment, saying that five additional parks would be established in different parts of the State before the end of the year.
Adebiyi-Abiola expressed confidence that the introduction of interesting programmes by the government would increase tourists’ attraction to the parks, encourage park exhibitors and ultimately create more jobs.