By Albert Akota
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christin Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has solicited the support of the State Governors for better Pilgrimage exercise.
He made this request while playing host to the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, who is also the chairman of the Governors Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi who paid him a congratulatory visit in his Office in Abuja.
The NCPC Boss intimated the Governor that he was discouraged with what he met on ground on assumption of office but his visits had made him strong again, especially the fact that most Christian Governors in the South East had not been supporting pilgrimage activities.
He told Dr. Fayemi that pilgrimage has become one of the ways to develop our people.
According to him, pilgrimage offers a unique opportunity for our people to be exposed by travelling outside the country and coming back with an experience of a life time.
He solicited the support of the Governor in the building and completion of the NCPC ongoing new headquarters building at Central Business District Abuja.
He affirmed that peace cannot be negotiated. In his words, “I believed in the unity of this country and I have worked in every northern state in Nigeria promoting peace, Unity and Inter-faith harmony”.
Earlier, Governor Fayemi thanked the Almighty God for his appointment by commending President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment.
The Governor described the Executive Secretary of NCPC “as the Chosen one”, adding that his activities over the years were exemplary. He admonished him to continue to build bridges and promote peace and harmony.
He described pilgrimage as an opportunity for the people of faith to reconnect to historically site and advised the NCPC Boss to consider the option of effective advocacy to reach out to people for pilgrimage.
He assured the NCPC Boss that Governors will give him maximum support to ease the challenges associated with pilgrimage.