Eid el-Fitr: Parks, recreation centres record huge turnout

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Fun Time: Recreation Centre for the family

Fun Time: Recreation Centre for the family

Parks and some recreational centres in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday recorded large turnout of fun seekers in spite of the economic hardship in the country.

The Millennium Park and other recreational centres recorded a large turnout of fun seekers, while Magic Land (formerly Wonder Land), and some others witnessed low turnout.

Some of the respondents attributed the low turnout in some of the parks to the poor economic situation in the country.

However, Mr Godwin Amodu, the Head of Accounts and Administration, Magic Land said that the turnout was relatively high due to improved security situation in the country.

“We have so far had a very good turnout, people came out very well to enjoy sallah and it’s really not bad this year.

“The slight difference is that last year, we had this tension of insecurity but this year, security has been beefed up.

“The militants have really reduced their attacks which have encouraged people to come out compared to last year.”

Amodu appealed to Nigerians to support the present government to enable it deliver the dividends of democracy.

“We should pray for the progress of the economy so that things will improve and the change they have promised us will become a reality,” Amodu said.

Mr Halilu Jega, a fun seeker who visited Magic Land with his family was grateful to Almighty Allah for the grace to complete the fast in the month of Ramadan.

Jega said he needed to bring his family to celebrate in spite of the hard economic situation.

“I don’t have a choice but to bring my family to come and celebrate the sallah outside the home because that is what we owe our families.

“Although, there is no much funds in circulation in the country, but sallah must be celebrated,” he said.

Jega added that the celebration …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper