The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC Rev. Dr Yakubu Pam has said that Christian Pilgrims were in the Holy Land to pray for the peace of Nigeria.
Rev. Pam who was represented by the NCPC Director of Planning, Research and Programme Development, Barr.Sonny Ebiyaibo made this known recently in Nazareth, Israel during the 2021 on going Main pilgrimage to Israel/ Jordan. He informed that the theme of this year’s pilgrimage exercise is “Pilgrimage , Peace for National Development”.
He explained that the theme was borne out of the realisation that right now Nigeria is faced with a lot of challenges bedeviling the nation. In his words, “Nigeria is presently in a turmoil of serious Security breaches and thus it calls for concern and prayers because without peace we cannot have development in the society”.
The NCPC helmsman hinted that the spiritual component of this year’s pilgrimage has been excellent. According to him, “pilgrims have been focused and are praying in line with the teachings of the Bible.”
In addition, he revealed that this year’s pilgrimage is special in one particular way: “This is the first time the Commission is organizing Pilgrmage to Israel and Jordan at the same time, recall that last year Pilgrmage to Jordan was conducted for the first time, but today we have a double destination,” he said.
In the same vein, The Executive Secretary of the Enugu State Christian Pilgrms Welfare Board, Mr.Nestor Ezeme, has said that this year’s pilgrimage has been exciting and interesting. He affirmed that all the stories they have read in the Bible is real. In his words,” you can see in the faces of my Pilgrms that they are happy and full of joy because they have not seen it and experienced it before”.
He thanked the Enugu State Governor, RT Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the privilege and opportunity to come to the holy land and feel the holiness of God.
He also appreciated the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission,Rev.Dr Yakubu Pam for a well organized excercise .
Mr.Ezeme advised the pilgrims to use this opportunity to have a sober moment of reflection as they visit various sites in the Holy Land. He urged them to remain focused untill the end of the exercise so that they would go home a better people.
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