The Exquisite Lagos Boat Regatta, Tourism Cruise

By Michael Effiong                                                        Photos: Adekoya Adegbite

Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture rounded off the Easter Celebrations with a colourful Boat Regatta held at the Waterfront, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi.
The event which was used to showcase the aquatic splendour of Lagos was attended by top government officials, celebrities and the general public.

Azu Arinze , Hon. Steve Ayorinde & Julius Agwu

In his speech, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Idiat Adebule said his administration will not waver in making the right investment in Lagos Waterways to make it cleaner, safer as well as transportation tourism friendly.

H.E. Dr. Idiat Adebule & HRM. Oba Rilwan Akiolu

The event which had so much glitz and fun also witnessed a competition that was won by the well-decorated boat Feon Agbowa Ikosi while Fanti boat from Lagos Island came second.

(L-R) Princess Adenrele Adeniran Ogunsanya & Alh. Sinatu Ojikutu

In his remarks Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, noted that the event was hosted to showcase the huge potentials that abound in the Lagos water economy.

(R-L) Dapo Daramola , Micheal Effiong , Hon. Steve Ayorinde & Mr. Funwase Aramide

He noted that the event will be bigger and best next year.

Eniola Badmus , Toyin Ayimaku & Fathia Balogun

Such personalities as the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, Former SSG, Princess Aderenle Adeniran-Ogunsanya, Former Deputy Governors, Alhaja Sinat Ojikutu and Otunba Femi Pedro, and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro attended the event.

Hon. Steve Ayorinde & Mr. Femi Pedro

Later that evening, there was a beautiful evening cruise hosted by the Ministry tagged #LagosTourismCruise. Amidst good music, drinks and excellent full course meal, guests savoured the sights and sounds of the centre of excellence.

HRM. Oba Rilwan Akiolu & Amb. Musiliu Obanikoro
Bankole Bernard , Mr. Steve Ayorinde (Hon. Commissioner for Art, Culture and Tourism) & Ikeebly Uko
White Cap Chiefs of Lagos

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