Over 300 pilgrims from the Federal Capital Territory, Bayelsa, and Imo states were recently flown to Israel and Jordan. The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission shared this exciting news in a statement signed by spokesperson Celestine Toruka.
During the launch of the 2023 Easter Pilgrimage completion exercise at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Senator George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, emphasized that pilgrimage is not just a tourist event but a spiritual journey. Represented by Maurice Mbaeri, the Permanent Secretary, General Service Office, Akume urged the pilgrims to pray for Nigeria and the government, so that our nation can assume its rightful place among the global community. Let's join in prayer for Nigeria's progress!
He urged them to shun any tendencies that would tarnish the image of the country.
“We expect all the pilgrims back to the country. No one should abscond. You must be good Ambassadors of your country”.
Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam, the Executive Secretary of the NCPC, expressed his delight at the event finally taking place after being suspended for a few months. It's truly a special moment!
Pam expressed his gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his support and intervention in making the Easter pilgrimage completion exercise a reality. He also mentioned that the exercise would consist of three batches, with the Commission then shifting its focus to the 2023 general Pilgrimage exercise in December. Pam encouraged the intending pilgrims to pray for Tinubu and their states while in the holy land.