NCPC flags off screening exercise for intending pilgrims in Jos
By Peter Usman//:
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC Rev. Yakubu Pam has flagged off the screening exercise for intending pilgrims to Jordan and Israel in Jos.
The NCPC boss described the intending pilgrims as most privileged and so should represent the country well and should not think of absconding during pilgrimage, because many Christians desire to go on Holy pilgrimage which is an opportunity of a life time.
He emphasized the need for every pilgrim who scaled through the screening exercise to avail him or herself the opportunity to attend the Commission’s mandatory orientation programme before departure to the Holy Land.
He advised them to have a clear purpose and motive of going on Holy Pilgrimage and shun any act that might affect the image of their state and Nigeria.
The NCPC boss hinted that the Commission would flag off the 2021 pilgrimage exercise to Jordan on 29th May, 2021 in Jos.
Rev. Pam commended Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State for his effort in expanding the Kingdom of God particularly Christians in the North and Plateau State.
The NCPC boss affirmed that history of pilgrimage in Nigeria cannot be complete without mentioning Plateau State. According to him, “no Governor in Nigeria has beaten the record of Plateau State in Pilgrimage”.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board, Rev. Fr. George Gorap commended the NCPC boss for changing the face of Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria.
He described him as “a worthy Ambassador of Plateau State”. He added, “I believe your presence will boost Christian pilgrimage in plateau state”.
Rev. Pam officially screened an intending pilgrim and approved his screening exercise after which he declared the screening exercise open.