Easter In Retrospect: How Nigerians Celebrated The Resurrection Of Christ 10 Years Ago

While there were some unfortunate incidents that occurred ten years ago in Nigeria during the Easter period, where some parts of Nigeria saw the bombings of worship centres which left scores dead, Nigerians also celebrated the day as nice as they could regardless. Starting from the good Friday where some Nigerians went for vigils, to the Sunday and Monday where people showcased their beautiful Easter outfits, despite all the adversities of 2009, Easter in 2009 was still a vibe. Ten years ago, former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan shared the goodwill message of forgiveness with the country. In a statement he shared through the special assistant on Media and publicity, Mr Ima Niboro, the Goodluck enjoined Nigerians to emulate and practice the teachings of Jesus Christ when he said: “We must dedicate ourselves to the service of our country, continuing in love for one another even as Christ loved us. We must resolve to do what is right at all times, and uphold the virtues that strengthen our bond as a nation.” While many senators and politicians passed their goodwill messages to the people, the then governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Raji Fashola threw the state a carnival to celebrate Easter. Lagos was thrown into a frenzy with school students, residents and tourists all at the Lagos state Easter beach carnival in Tarkwa Bay. There were different artists including Kenny St. Brown, Muma Gee, Lord of Ajasa, King Nil (Togo), Zaki, Idris Abdul Karim, and Tee Mac, Sheyman & Dr. Pat, Essence, Jazzman Olofin 2Phat, Lt Shotgun, Danny Young Lanre Atorise and others. Activities such as eating and drinking, water swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, diving, jet skiing, boating, surfing, wakeboarding, fishing, beach soccer, yacht sailing, and quad biking etc. While some people were at the beach, some were at home enjoying Nigerian jollof rice and chicken and different episodes of Tinsel. Photo Credit: Getty

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