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Eid-el Fitr: Fun seekers in Abuja express satisfaction

21 July 2015, 06:59

Abuja - The Eid-el Fitr celebration got to its peak on Monday as fun seekers expressed satisfaction with the turnout of activities at the various parks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Some of the fun seekers, who spoke to media personnel in Abuja, expressed surprise at the high turnout in spite of the economic situation in the country.

Albert Idoko, a civil servant, who came with his wife, Serah and 7-year-old son at the Mammy Market located at Mogadisu barracks, said that he was at the place to enjoy himself with his family in the spirit of the Sallah.

"I also want to congratulate my Muslims brothers and sisters for the successful completion of the Ramadan fasting period.

"This mammy market is filled with great fun, you can see roasted fish and drinks and people enjoying themselves," he said.

At the Millennium Park located at Maitama, the gate of the park was shut.

Security personnel working with Deeper Security Ltd., who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said that the heavy down pour of Sunday night destroyed some facilities in the park.

Also read: Peaceful celebration of Eid-el-Fitr in Plateau

"The ground is not good, it is waterlog and some facilities were destroyed, that is why we did not open the park today.

"Work to correct the damage is ongoing," he stressed.

Fun seekers who came to the park were not discouraged as they had to go to Chescon Park located near the Millennium Park.

Other fun seekers also headed for the Unity Fountain near Transcorp Hilton Hotel to catch their fun.

At the Transcorp’s children play ground, Mr Idris Buba told NAN that he decided to come to the ground because "it is a safe".

"I prefer this place, you know it is a play ground managed by the hotel therefore it is very safe."

At Monoliza Amusement Park, Area 11, Salamatu Ibrahim, who came with her four children, revealed that she and the children came to enjoy themselves.

"We really enjoyed ourselves, I am very happy and we thank Allah for seeing us through the fasting," she said. 


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