Christians Observe Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday, is the first day of Holy Week , which is the last week of Lent which starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday
It is an event observed by Christians worldwide including Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists and Presbyterians.
The day celebrates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem riding on a donkey days before he was crucified.
Palm Sunday always falls on the Sunday before Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
This year, Palm Sunday is on 14 April, Good Friday falls on 19 April and Easter Sunday is on 21 April.
Some Christian worshippers in Ibadan the Oyo State capital went on procession bearing palm frond to commemorate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
Radio Nigeria correspondent, Rotimi Famakin who monitored the event report that clerics called on Nigerian leaders to imbibe the lessons portrayed by Jesus Christ.
At Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Agbowo, Methodist Church Nigeria, Eko Tedo, Dugbe and The Cathedral of Saint James The Great, Oke Bola worshippers went on procession holding palm fronds while also singing between the hours of 7 o clock and 10 o clock in the morning.
Special songs were also rendered during the service to reflect humility, love of Jesus Christ to children and sinners.
In a sermon entitled beyond man’s praise, Professor Kolawole Jayeoba, who is also the cathedral priest of the Saint James Cathedral urged Christians to emulate attitude of humility demonstrated by Jesus Christ, trust and praise him when confronted with crises.
Professor Jayeoba implored political leaders in Nigeria to rule with the fear of god as they would give account of their stewardship.
In an interview, minister in charge, Methodist Church Nigeria, Eko Tedo, Dugbe, Ibadan, very reverend Abraham Akinyode advised political leaders in the country help the less privileged as performed lord Jesus while on earth
Very Reverend Akinyode also emphasized the need for Nigerians to submissive and generous at all time.