The effects of the economic downturn and the hardships of life have reduced the number of Christians celebrating Christmas in Nigeria.
Traditionally, even before prayers, there is an increase in the number of people in the markets and bus stations for those who want to travel to the festival with family and friends. But this year, things have changed dramatically, with no congestion at most bus stations in Abuja. Traditional markets have been disrupted this year, and there has been a change in importers, especially women.
The recession and the corona have been instrumental in reducing the festive season in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s recession is a significant setback for the country’s economy, especially for the weak and the marginalized. Yusha’u Aliyu, an economist in Nigeria, described the economic reasons for Christmas as a significant challenge. Pastor Yohana Buru, the Evangelical Church leader in Kaduna: We used to visit these places during the holidays. “