We can make the history of Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria great again -NCPC boss

By Peter Usman://

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that it would be possible to make the history of Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria great again.

The NCPC boss made this assertion in Abuja on 12th October, 2021 during a meeting with state Pilgrimage Leaders and Managers, which comprises state Chairmen of Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards and their Executive Secretaries.

In the words of Rev. Yakubu Pam; “let’s make history in Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria just like we made history in Jordan”. He added, “Today people had gone to Jordan and see that there are many Holy Sites in Jordan”.

The Executive Secretary in his exhortation made Biblical reference to the Book of Psalms chapter 1 verses one to three. He stressed that blessed is that man who says no to the counsel of the ungodly.

He urged the Pilgrimage leaders to prosper in their work, stating that prosperity starts from the heart.

He affirmed that “prosperity is God looking at your way and giving you an experience”.

The No 1 Pilgrim Officer of the Federation urged the state pilgrimage leaders to imbibe the spirit of team work. According to him, “team work cannot be compared to anything, it is the secret of success”.

The NCPC helmsman further charged the stakeholders to ensure that the number of intending pilgrims to the Holy Land is increased greatly in the 2021 main pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

He affirmed that the Commission targets about 10,000 intending pilgrims for the 2021 main Pilgrimage exercise to the Holy Land.

 In order to achieve this milestone, he urged the stakeholders to rise to the occasion by engaging in aggressive mobilization. He urged them to go out and mobilize intending pilgrims for pilgrimage.

Rev. Yakubu Pam congratulated the pilgrimage leaders for making Jordan Pilgrimage a success inspite of its teething challenges.

In his remark, the Chairman of the Conference of States and Chairman Taraba State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Rev. Dr. Isaiah Magaji, thanked the NCPC boss for his courage and doggedness in pursuing issues.

Rev. Magaji who spoke on behalf of the members of Conference of states thanked the NCPC boss for making Jordan Pilgrimage a reality, stating that new things are not always easy to come by.

In the words of the Chairman, “we are committed to this Journey as long as we continue to have your ears; we will strive to add value to Christian Pilgrimage”.

He thanked the states who were able to embark on the just concluded Jordan Pilgrimage and the States who could not make it to Jordan.

He urged the NCPC boss not to be weary in doing good, and but should strive to always reach out to some state Governors to help some states with challenges.

He admonished them to continue to pray for the NCPC boss, for peace in our country, and should work harder so that Christian Pilgrimage does not die.

Issues of the last Pilgrimage exercise to Jordan were reviewed and the way forward for the 2021 Pilgrimage exercise was also discussed.

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