Nigerians Mark Good Friday Amid Biting Economy (See Photos)


Christians across Nigeria have joined their counterparts globally to mark Good Friday – a prelude to the Easter celebration – amid the high cost of living and security challenges in the country.

Good Friday is a remembrance of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. In cities across the country, some churches are expected to hold services. Processions tagged the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ would also take place.

At the Saint Peter Cathedral in the diocese of Bukuru, Plateau State, worshippers joined their counterparts to observe the day.

In his sermon, Curate of the Cathedral Reverend Adewale Kolawole stressed the importance of forgiveness.

To mark the day, top government dignitaries including President Bola Tinubu, governors, and others, felicitated the Christian faithful on the occasion.

Worshippers at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cathedral, Akure, Ondo State also observed the Good Friday mass.

Worshippers at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cathedral, Akure, Ondo State during a Good Friday procession.#GoodFriday

This year’s Easter festivities come amid a biting economy shaped by the rising cost of living, plummeting value of the nation’s currency, and worsening security challenges.

In February, the country’s inflation figures pushed to 31.70 percent, rising from the 29.90 percent recorded in the previous month, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Food inflation also moved to 37.92 percent on a year-on-year basis in February.

“The rise in food inflation on a year-on-year basis was caused by increases in prices of bread and cereals, potatoes, yam and other tubers, fish, oil and fat, meat, fruit, coffee, tea, and cocoa,” the NBS said.

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