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Lagos Sets May Second As New Date For Carnival

Lagos State Government, Southwest Nigeria has announced Saturday May 2nd, 2015, as the new date for the 2015 Lagos Carnival saying the change from the traditional Easter Monday was consequent upon the shift in the date of the nation’s General Elections which was concluded Saturday April 11, 2015 nationwide.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Tourism and Inter-governmental Affairs, Mr. Disun Holloway, quoted the State Government as saying the change of date was approved by the State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, following “the alteration in the electoral calendar”.

Last Sunday, the Lagos Boat Regatta, which traditionally precedes the Carnival, was held with pump and pageantry at the usual Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, venue of the festival. Both the Boat Regatta and the Carnival are part of the Lagos Black Heritage Festival.

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