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Millenium Park Abuja matures into a true recreational park

The Millennium Park is the largest public park of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria and is located in the Maitama district of the city.

The Millennium Park was inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on the 4th December 2003. It’s located near to the former Presidential Palace close to the nucleus of presidential and administrative buildings of the city-  source Wikipedia


After 7 years of existence, the Millenium park in Abuja has finally matured into a true recreational park like many others around the world.

On Sundays in particular there is usually a large number of people coming out to make use of the facility, these days you find lots of kids in the play ground, lovers in the lawns, people casually taking walks , lots of music dancing and pickniking.

I was amazed to see loads of roller bladers in the park , renting , selling skates  and giving skating classes on the spot for those interested.

The most intriguing thing i noticed though was the popularity of this bottle ring tossing  game being played at the entrance to the park, it reminded me of what you would see at a carnival.


by Phillip Ideh (Jnr)