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Published On: Wed, Oct 9th, 2019

Christian Pilgrims Commission to flag off 2019 pilgrimage in Abuja

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By Albert Akota

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) is set to flag off this year’s general Pilgrimage to Israel and Rome on 17th November 2019 in Abuja.
A statement made available to newsmen by Assistant Director/Head Media of the commission, Celestine Toruka in Abuja said the chairman of the Commission Rev. Yomi Kasali disclosed this in Yola when he visited the Executive Governor of Adamawa State.
The Governor who was ably represented by his deputy, Chief Crowther Seth commended the government and people of Adamawa State for the key role they have been playing in Christian Pilgrimage operations in the part years.
He stressed that the Commission in recent time had used the high number of pilgrims the state government sponsored to stimulate the government and Christians in the state.
He noted that there was need to “see how we can ensure that the faith which we believe in is strengthened through pilgrimage”.
Rev. Kasali affirmed that the Federal Government is highly supportive to the hajj operations as well as the Christian pilgrimage operations.
He therefore called on the states to support pilgrimage in order to avail the less privileged Christians the opportunity of experiencing this once in a life time experience in the holy Land. In the words of the NCPC Chairman, “We have come to appreciate you for what you have done in the past and to solicit for your assistance and patronage”.
Responding, the Deputy Governor of Adamawa state, Chief Crowther Seth stated that the state is made up of both Christians and Muslims and as such the government would always ensure that everyone is carried along in matters of pilgrimage.
He also explained that in spite of the economic challenges the state is currently facing, the state government would try do its best to ensure that Christians would be given the opportunity to participate in this year’s pilgrimage. He added that the government as usual would continue to support pilgrimage.

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