The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has finally reopened the Millennium Park on Monday, August 1, after it has been closed for two years due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020.
The Minister stated:
“Today signifies a very important milestone for the city. A day when officially our own Millennium Park in Abuja will be open after over two years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For us in the city this occasion today is more than just the reopening of the park but appreciating God Almighty for having taken us safely through all this difficult times.
“More importantly it is a day when we are going to say thank you Salini Nigeria Ltd, for being a very reliable partner and cooperate citizen in Abuja, who have singlehandedly constructed this park over 22 years ago.”
He, however, lamented that almost 95 percent of parks in Abuja have totally derailed from the FCTA park policy.
He urged the media and the public to support the FCTA’s efforts towards rediscovering Abuja from what it was meant to be by the founding fathers.