Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah has unveiled the Unity Christmas Park, Enugu, reiterating his administration’s commitment to make the state a premier destination for business, investment, tourism, and living.
He said it was also in line with this mindset that his administration had invested so much in the security of lives and property, assuring that”Enugu is ready for investment.”
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Aka Eze Aka, said the state recognised the Christmas season as time for fun, relaxation, and spiritual immersion, and commended the Enugu State Tourism Board for creating a convivial environment for Enugu people, residents, and visitors to unwind and enjoy themselves during the yuletide.
Aka Eze Aka( L) Mbah(R)
In her remarks, the Executive Chairman of the Enugu State Tourism Board, Dame Rita Mbah, said the Christmas Unity Park, situated opposite the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, was inspired by the tourism drive of the present administration, in which the industry is expected to contribute significantly to the quest to grow the state’s GDP from $4.4 billion to $30 billion.
She said that steps had been taken to ensure both ambience and safety at the park.
“We put the Christmas Unity Park together for Ndi Enugu to have fun, and we hope you all will enjoy it. It is open every day of the week, Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 11pm.
“This park is both secure and very safe. It has been well fumigated. We did a series of fumigation. We also made sure that all the electrical installations were all tucked in by laying the pipes and covering all the pipes where necessary. So, if you look around, you won’t see any of the pipes used in these aesthetical lights.
“We were equally intentional in creating the themes in different corners of the park to carter to the Christmas and holiday pleasures of every age category of fun seekers – children, youths, and the elderly.
“We also have the Santa Claus or Father Christmas resident in the bowl of the gigantic lion sculpture to ensure that the children really enjoy themselves.
“So, we invite Ndi Enugu and even people from neighbouring states to come and have fun,” she stated.
The event was graced by dignitaries and key players in the Enugu State tourism and hospitality industry.