Eid-el-Kabir: Abuja Parks record low turnout of fun seekers

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Some recreational centres in FCT on Wednesday recorded low turnout of fun seekers during Eid-el Kabir celebrations,  News Agency of (NAN) . Some of the fun seekers who spoke to NAN at the parks, blamed the turnout on a lack of money and the current security crisis in the country. Only a few fun seekers could be seen at some of the resorts, including the Millennium Park and Maitama Amusement Park.

Mr Dahiru Isa, who was at Millennium Park, said that festivity afforded Muslims and Christians an opportunity to meet at resorts to celebrate together.

Isa said there was need for Christians and Muslims to show love to each for of country, expressing satisfaction with security arrangement at  park.

“As you can see, many Christians here are having fun, this is a clear demonstration of love. They have taken time to join , Muslims brothers and friends in celebrating.

  “It is not of place, it is the wish of God for this country, otherwise He would not have put together.

“So, my appeal is that we should embrace each in the interest of peace,” he said.

Also, Mr Innocent Oguh, another picnicker, said that he was at the park with his family to have fun and celebrate with Muslims. He called for continued love between Christians and Muslims for the of the country, noting that no meaningful could be realised in an atmosphere of distrust and fear.

Mrs Zainab Mohammed, who spoke to NAN at the Maitama Amusement Park, however, blamed the turnout on inadequate recreational facilities.

She urged the of the parks to put necessary facilities in place to attract good patronage, particularly during festive seasons.