Parks and recreation owners in Abuja have geared up preparation ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebration to make brisk business.
Some of the parks visited by the News Agency of Nigeria have received decorations and make-up in anticipation of an influx of fun seekers during the yuletide.
With Monday and Tuesday declared by the Federal Government as public holiday in commemoration of the Christmas celebration, such spots are expected to be full to capacity with fun seekers.
Mr Paul Oko, the manager of Magicland Amusement Park, said they are fully prepared for the festivities with many special programmes at no added cost.
He said the park was usually full with clients during the weekends so there would be no cause for alarm during the yuletide season.
“We are fully prepared for the festivities, the park is always full with fun-seekers during the weekend, and the Christmas celebration will not be a problem.
“Our decorations will be up soon to add to the beauty of the environment, with banners and other decorations of Merry Christmas and Happy New Year flash lights around the park,’’ Oko said.
It was also discovered that subtle work is ongoing at the Millennium Park in anticipation of the influx of people during the holiday periods.
Yunusa Mustapha, a fun seeker who was at the park with his family, said he likes coming to Millennium Park because of its proximity to his house and the serene environment.
Mustapha said the management should fortify the security in the park to ease fear of breach by patrons.
Mr Azubuike Otuonye, operator of Kings and Queens Recreation centre in Garki said he has stocked up assorted drinks and variety of delicacies in readiness for the celebration.
Otuonye said that he would increase the number of security personnel in order to allay the fears of potential customers.
“I will make provision for play space for customers that will come to have fun with their children,’’ he said.