Nigerians Celebrate Good Friday Despite a Sick Economy

Despite the high cost of living and security issues in the nation, Christians in Nigeria have joined their counterparts throughout the world in observing Good Friday, which is a prelude to Easter celebrations. Good Friday is a day to remember Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death. Some churches are likely to hold services later in the day in cities across the nation. There would also be processions honoring Jesus Christ’s Passion and Crucifixion.

Governors, President Bola Tinubu, and other prominent government figures congratulated the Christian faithful on the occasion to honor the day.In his speech, Tinubu urged Nigerians to cooperate and show compassion for one another. He exhorted Christians to embrace the love and sacrifice that this season is known for.

Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesman, stated: “The President warmly greets Christians in Nigeria and around the world on this occasion, emphasizing love, sacrifice, and compassion as the patent themes of this solemn season.”

President Tinubu observes that leaders and all Nigerians should learn from the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ for humanity to embrace selflessness and compassion and to persevere in building a unified, peaceful, and wealthy country.

Governor Godwin Obaseki preached love, sacrifice, and patience, echoing Tinubu’s views.

Governor Obaseki declared, “I celebrate Good Friday with our Christian brothers and sisters, a remembrance of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary for the redemption of mankind.”

In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, I implore everyone to consider the meaning of this day by embracing the qualities of selflessness, love, sacrifice, and tolerance.

“There’s never been a better moment to demonstrate this than right now, given the terrible economic circumstances that have left many people in need.

“We must remember to be our brothers’ keepers and look out for each other at this trying time, while remaining resolute in our love for God and our nation,” the statement reads as we commemorate Good Friday this year.

Easter celebrations this year take place in the midst of a harsh economy that is being shaped by growing living expenses, a declining value of the country’s currency, and escalating security threats.

The nation’s inflation rate increased to 31.70 percent in February from 29.90 percent the month before, as per data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

In February, food inflation also increased year over year to 37.92 percent.

“Price increases for bread and cereals, potatoes, yam and other tubers, fish, oil and fat, meat, fruit, coffee, tea, and cocoa were the main causes of the year-over-year increase in food inflation,” the NBS stated.

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