By Rotimi Famakin

The trial, suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ was brought to the fore through its demonstration by some youths of the Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Oke Padre, Ibadan.

Speaking on the significance of Good Friday, the administrator of the Saint Mary’s Cathedral, The Very Reverend Felix Akiode, said the genuine love of Jesus Christ for mankind demonstrated in his death on the cross should manifest in the love for one another in Nigeria.

At the Methodist Church Nigeria, Ekotedo, the congregants were admonished to thirst towards God and cater to the wellbeing of less-privileged citizens.

The moment was also used to pray for Nigeria, Oyo State, Ibadan, and traditional and political leaders in the country.

In an interview, the cleric in charge of the church, Very Reverend Solomon Ogunyebo said Nigerians in the face of the current unpalatable economic situation should endure saying the hardship would not last.

The cleric condemned the present harsh economic and insecurity and emphasized the need for Nigeria’s political leaders to be urgent in addressing the socio-economic crises in the country.

Very Reverend Ogunyebo who expressed optimism on the better future of Nigeria, however, said Nigerians must pray for their leaders and the country in general to bring about the kind of country we all desire.

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