Tourist centres in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were flooded yesterday by fun seekers and shoppers in continuation of the Easter celebration.
The capital city was agog as residents thronged the Heritage and Cocoa Malls at Dugbe, the Trans Amusement Park, major eateries, the Zoological Garden of the University of Ibadan (U.I.) and hotels.
At the Heritage and Cocoa Malls, residents filled the popular supermarket, Shoprite; the cinema and eateries.
The large car park was filled up. Many customers endured long minutes of waiting before they could get a space to park their vehicles.
The situation was the same at the Trans Amusement Park and U.I.’s Zoological Garden. The N200 gate fee at the Zoo remained unchanged.
Major eateries, including Mr. Biggs, Tantalizers and FoodCo, enjoyed high patronage.
Tantalizers attracted more customers with its repackaged menu, which offers cheaper meals.
Some hotels had special Easter offers.
At the hilltop Premier Hotel, some customers swam at the swimming pool while others wined, dined and danced at the restaurant.
Memories of this year’s Easter celebration will not be forgotten soon by many residents.
Source: The Nation