Children’s Day: Recreational Centres Record Low Turnout

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Operators of parks and recreational centres in Abuja on Saturday recorded low patronage as children celebrate this year’s Children’s Day nationwide.

The Millennium Park and Magicland were scanty with few parents and children to celebrate their day.

However, security presence, including police, NSCDC and private security officers were at strategic locations within the parks to safeguard lives and properties.

Some parents and vendors attributed the low turn out to the commencement of the Ramadan fast by Muslims on May 27.

Other residents and operators attributed it to the current economic recession bedeviling the nation and non-payment of salaries.

Mrs Linda Ikezuka, a mother of three, who visited the park with her children, noted the low turnout of fun seekers, compared to previous years.

“It is so sad that the turnout is very poor compared to the past years, where…

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