Checks around the parks in the capital city showed that old gaming equipment had been refurbished, while new ones were provided to meet the needs of the expected high turn-out of visitors.
Workers at the Wonderland Amusement Park were seen cleaning the environment to make it hygienic and more attractive while Christmas decorations where already in place at strategic locations.
At the FCT Millennium Park, it was observed that the lawns, pathways and grasses had been mowed and kept neat and awaiting visitors.
Although there were no park officials to speak to on preparedness for the festival, it was obvious that the environment had been cleared and safe for the expected large turn-out of visitors.
The parkmanager at the Area 1 Zoological Garden, Agatha Johnson, said that various games would soon be put in place for the entertainment of fun seekers. “We are expecting a lot of games and equipment that people can come and enjoy, play with and relax,’’ she said.
She added that the management of the park was also organising a fun fair for parents and children. According to Johnson, Christmas is a time of merriment and Santa Claus will be on ground to welcome children and give out different gift items.
She said that the safety of the public was a major priority of the management, adding that arrangements had been made for extra security to maintain peace and prevent unpleasant occurrences. Johnson said further that with the current security challenges in the country, many individuals might be reluctant to go to public places.
“We are working with a security agency and the mobile police in the FCT to ensure the safety of the public,” she said.
In Lagos, Peter Olaide-Mesewaku, curator, Badagry Heritage Museum, said on Tuesday that the management of the museum has made adequate preparations to receive tourists during the Yuletide. He said as part of the preparations, tour guides of the Museum had undergone a tourism training program organised by Lagos State government in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). NAN