Preparatory to Sallah, Epe livestock markets in Lagos State become merrymaking centres

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One week ahead of Sallah celebrations, Epe in [Lagos State] is already agog with revellers besieging foods and drinks stalls located in livestock markets to catch fun.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who went round the town on Tuesday reports that merriments were most noticeable at the Oke-Oyinbo livestock market.

Many residents and visitors were seen in groups at makeshift kiosks specially carved out at the livestock market where they revelled on delicacies and drinks and danced to assorted types of music.

Mrs Victoria Kalejaye, who sells drinks and pepper soup at one of the kiosks, told NAN that the merrymaking had become an annual event and that it was her third year of making brisk business at the arena.

Kalejaye said that traders who sold items in the area during the festival made more money and sold more goods.

“People come from different parts of the community and beyond to have fun in that area and we enjoy huge patronage,’’ she said.

Kalejaye added that revellers, disc jockeys, dancers, musicians besiege the market annually to catch fun at the approach of Sallah.