By Albert Akota
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) Rev. Yakubu Pam has urged Christian leaders and the Church in Nigeria to rebuild its relationship with the State of Israel by supporting pilgrimage and encouraging their congregation to embark on pilgrimage.
He made this known while playing host to the Bishop of the Christ Methodist Cathedral Church of Nigeria, Rt. Rev. Kehinde Adeyemi at the NCPC headquarters in Abuja.
The NCPC boss explained that it is a biblical injunction for Christians to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, in his words “the Bible has declared that God will bless those who are friends with the State of Israel”.
He urged the leadership of the Church and the Church in general to take ownership of pilgrimage and further urged the Church leaders to encourage their members who are financially buoyant to sponsor Christians who cannot afford to sponsor themselves.
According to him, “the Sponsorship of pilgrimage has been low in the past years and we need to work together to increase the sponsorship”.