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Sallah: ‘Deplorable’ State Of National Theatre Turns Off Fun Seekers

iganmuSeveral fun-seekers who thronged the National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos on Friday to enjoy the Eid-el-fitr, expressed their dissatisfaction with the theatre management’s “inability to organise events there.”

NAN reports that the horse-ride was the only available activity which few fun seekers engaged themselves in.

In separate interviews with NAN, some of the revellers described the theatre’s environment as “boring,” wondering why there were no events staged in the place on a day like Sallah.
Mrs. Ayo Olanipeku, a teacher, said she was disappointed to be at the theatre with the hope to watch a Yoruba movie that had been advertised before on television only to discover it was not going to be shown.

“I came with my children all the way from Egbeda to watch a Yoruba film that was advertised on TV; but on getting here, there is no film to be watched.

“I just wasted my time and money to get here, only to be told that no film is on. This is shameful,” the mother of three said.

One of her children, who was visibly unhappy with the inactivity at the place, quickly urged her mother to let them leave.
Also, Mrs. Taiwo Ojo, a businesswoman, said the management of the theatre should have put in place some activities and fun equipment for relaxation during the festive period.
She said the horse brought in by some individuals made relaxation at the place restricted to only few.
“There ought to be varieties of fun for the children to play with; but it is only horse ride that is available. This is not too good.

“This is a place that ought to be lively but unfortunately, nothing is going on here,” she said.
Similarly, Mrs Janet Ibe, a civil servant, regretted her coming to the theatre, adding that it was her first time of coming to the place.

“I thought I was going to have lots of fun here.
“I am here with my family but everywhere here is just boring; no games and no films to watch, it could have been better for me to stay at home or better still go to the beach.
“My children are not happy because this is not what they bargained for. In fact, I will never come here again,” the angry woman said.



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