- Posted October 26, 2012 by
Lagos, Nigeria, Nigeria
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
It's a tradition for most Muslims living in the cities in Nigeria to travel to their various home-town to celebrate Eid al-Ahda with their families.
Ram is the major feature of this three days long celebration, which are killed in supplication to the Almighty Allah (SWT) but due to the economic break down in the country, quite a lot of people could not afford to buy rams and therefore, this celebration is going on the low key.
In the past few days, thousands of people trooped out of Lagos to their various states. Some of them could afford to travel because of the Train Subsidy by the Osun State governor.
The early morning rain disturbed people from going to a big space of land to perform the prayers and they retreated into the Central Mosque (Iwaya) for the congregational prayer.
Here is my photographic representation of the scene in my community this morning.