ENUGU is currently wearing a
new look as colourful decorations
are displayed in various locations,
shopping centres and premises of
corporate organisations, the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
A NAN correspondent who went
round the state capital yesterday,
also observed that gift items are
being sold in many shopping
malls and markets for interested
customers.
Some residents, who spoke with
NAN about their impressions said
the new look was a reflection of the
season and a period no one would
want to be missing in action.
Mr Ikechukwu Ibe, a fashion
designer in Achara Layout, Enugu,
said that the decoration of his
shop was a way of wishing all his
customers “a merry Christmas’’.
“It is a way of reminding my
customers of the season and
wishing them more fruitful
Christmas ahead,’’ Ibe said.
A civil servant, Mrs Ginika
Ozoh said that Christmas afforded
Christians the opportunity to
decorate their offices, houses,
shops and a time of fun all over the
world.
“Christmas has become a
period when people look forward
to attending events of different
kinds; it is a merrymaking season
for people everywhere, especially
in the Coal City (Enugu),’’
Nwachukwu said.
Mrs Oge Onuorah, who deals in
children’s wears at Ogbete Market,
told NAN that Enugu residents
were already in the Christmas
mood.
“The market is filled up with
people as you can see for yourself,
many people have come to buy
one or two items for their families
in spite of the economic hardship
in the country,’’ she said.
A resident of Enugu, Mr Philip
Eze said his children who were on
holidays needed to celebrate the
Christmas notwithstanding the
prevailing economic situation.
“My children are now on holiday,
so my wife and I have to take them
out to wherever they want so as to
have the feeling of Christmas,’’ he
said. (NAN)

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