Amid rising inflation and insecurity in the country, Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter.
The celebrations represent the culmination of the Holy Week which starts with the observance of Palm Sunday to mark the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
In commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus, Easter also celebrates the defeat of death and the hope of salvation.
To mark Easter, Christians thronged churches for special services, prayers and thanksgiving.
But beyond the festivities, how significant is the Easter celebration to the Christian faith?
Pastor Olawale Elekolusi, a clergyman at Christ Apostolic Church, joins me now. Thank you very much for joining us.