LAGOS CULTURE | Water Regatta
The annual Lagos Water regatta was held on the 8th April 2011 along the docks of The Civic Centre, The Calverton Helipad, The Peninsula, The Lekki Pavilon, Off Admirality Way, Lekki and the Oyinkan Abayomi Drive shoreline in Lagos, Nigeria on Five Cowries Creek.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), was the Chief Guest of Honour who awarded winners prizes at the regatta that was titled “Lagos: Splash the Excitement”.
“The Lagos Water Regatta was conceived as a means to preserve our socio-cultural sporting heritage in water sports, traditional games and other ways of exploiting the water for human social needs. Above all, we are using the annual Lagos Water Regatta to promote the state into the global tourism destination map - an annual Mecca of sorts for holiday seekers around the world.” -Chairman of the Lagos Water Regatta Organising Committee, Olusegun Jawando.
The 2012 Lagos State Water Regatta is the 3rd edition of its series and is one of the State festivals for promoting the culture of aquatic communities as well as developing the potentials in the State of Lagos.
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*Photography by Nonny Diana Dawodu-Chizea