FCT residents hopeful of exciting, memorable Christmas

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Muhammad Bello
Muhammad Bello

SOME Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have expressed hope of an exciting and memorable Christmas celebration this year.

Some of them, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said that although preparations appeared to be slow-paced, expectations were that “things will eventually pick up’’.

Faith Ekeh, a lawyer told NAN at the Millennium park, Abuja that it was her firm belief that Christmas would be “blissful and crazy’’.

She said that although the park looked nice and conducive the place still needed a lot of work.

“There ought to be a pool here. It might get really hot and you might feel like diving in just to cool off.

“Coming here often I realised that we have only one mobile toilet. We shouldn’t buy mat coming too, there should be mats available for people to use.

“There should be better vendors. This place used to be a place you can get candies and other good stuff but now you can only get soft drinks and other petty stuff,’’ she said.

Nonye Chukwu, also a lawyer, said that she was also looking forward to an amazing time at the park during the yuletide.

“I love Christmas because it’s always a colourful period with lots of love to give and to receive.

“It’s a time for family and friends to reunite and once more reconnect after a very busy year.

“A lot has happened during the year. So it’ll be time to unwind.

“I love being with my family during Christmas because I miss them so much in the course of the year.

“This is my first time coming here actually. From my observation I think there should be chairs in strategic places in the park where people can sit.

“People don’t have to bring their mats here,”she added.

Another fun-seeker,Tolani Abubakar, a student said she wished to have fun too even though she’s not Christian.

“Christmas is not about only Christians. I am a Muslim but I really look forward to the festive holiday.

“I can’t wait for it to come. I need to eat Christmas rice and have fun with family and friends.

“It’s my best time of the year and I am already getting impatient,” she said.

Jerome Elaigwu, a technical personnel at the park told NAN that the park management was looking forward to a lot of patronage during the yuletide.

“People are already coming in to book for business space. Some are coming with their ideas to share with the management on how things should be done this Christmas period.

“We are gradually putting everything in place to make sure the park is conducive for visitors during the festive season. (NAN)

– Dec. 10, 2019 @ 16:59 GMT |

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