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Boxing day; Fun seekers besiege amusement centres in Abuja


ABUJA – Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday besieged recreational spots amidst tight security on Boxing Day.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many families were seen engaged in various recreation games.
At the Wonderland Amusement Park, it was a beehive of activities as parents and children were having a good time.
Mr Godwin Amodu, a manager at the park, told NAN that patronage had been very encouraging since Christmas day.
He said the presence of security agencies at the park created confidence in the fun seekers, who visited the place in large numbers.
“Although there are security challenges in the country, the presence of security agents here encouraged more people to come,’’ he said.
Mrs Martha Israel , one of the fun seekers, said the holiday had given her the opportunity to celebrate with her family.
“I believe that the best thing for me and my family is to come around here at the Wonderland Park and spend some time with them.
“We are also gathered here to thank Almighty for giving us live to witness the last month of 2014,” Israel said.
Mr Godswill Usoro, a civil servant, said members of his immediate family had always celebrated at Wonderland Park.
Usoro expressed satisfaction with security situation in the FCT, describing it as a welcome development.
“I really appreciate the management of this park because of its security consciousness and I am satisfied at the level of security here.

’You can notice as you are passing through the gate, there is thorough checking at the entrance to prevent any threat,’’ Usoro said.
The situation was also similar at Jabi Lake as fun seekers were seen having a good time.
Mrs Ogonna Obodia, another fun seeker, said the lake was good even without much facilities and security.
“Looking at the nature of this place, it should have been the most attractive centre for us around here since we cannot go to the city centre to catch fun,” she said.
Obodia, therefore, appealed to the FCT authorities to improve the facilities at the lake to make it more attractive for tourists and visitors.
Meanwhile, some petty traders said they were making brisk businesses at the lake.
Mrs Idris Madu, a petty trader told NAN that the Christmas holidays had provided her opportunity to make some money.
“I have made tremendous sales both yesterday and today because of the public holidays,’’ Madu said. (NAN)

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