2020 pilgrimage exercise to Jordan: No pilgrim abscond-NCPC boss

By Peter Usman://

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that the Commission recorded zero abscond of Pilgrims in its 2020 maiden Pilgrimage exercise to the Kingdom of Jordan.

The NCPC boss made this disclosure on Saturday, 11th September, 2021 while addressing members at the Press at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport, Abuja.

He intimated that the last batch of Pilgrims from Delta state made up of about 300 Pilgrims arrived safely at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Saturday, 11th September, 2021.

 He hinted that the Commission airlifted above 2000 Pilgrims from Plateau State, Lagos, Benue, Enugu, Bauchi, FCT, and Delta state.

Rev. Pam thanked God for granting the Commission success in the 2020 Pilgrimage exercise to Jordan.

He commended the Jordanian government for the red carpet reception granted to the Nigerian delegation and Pilgrims while in the Holy Land. According to him, “We were given distinguished first class treatment”.

The NCPC helmsman described Jordan as a perfect example of a peaceful and United Nation where Moslems and Christians live in harmony irrespective of their religious differences.

Rev. Pam further emphasized that Nigerian Pilgrims had gone to see the original baptismal site in Jordan where our Lord Jesus Christ was baptized; they also visited and prayed at Mount Nebo where Moses was shown the promise land, amongst other important landmark Biblical Sites.

He further explained that the Holy Land pilgrimage exercise would not be complete without Jordan, adding that Jordan had become one of the Pilgrimage destination options of the Commission, while Israel remains the major Pilgrimage destination of the Commission.

It would be recalled that the 2020 maiden Pilgrimage to Jordan commenced on 24th August,2021 with the inaugural flight from the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Heigpang, Jos .

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