The Federal Commissioner representing Kwara state in the Federal Character Commission, Hon. James Daniya has urged government at all levels to continue to encourage Pilgrimage as it increases the faith of believers.
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission’s Head, Media and Public Relations, Celestine Toruka.
TheFact Daily notes that Daniya was among the participating Consulars who are supervising the activities of the 8th batch of Christian pilgrims in Israel and Jordan.
Daniya explained that, “Pilgrimage is an experience which allows pilgrims to visit ,see and pray at the Holy Sites where the prophets of old passed through and the land where our Lord Jesus Christ lived, died and resurrected for the salvation of the world.
“I thank God that we have been able to see many Holy Sites in Israel and Jordan”, he said
He urged the government at all levels to continue to encourage Pilgrimage because it helps to increase the faith of believers; stressing that prayer is the key to everything in life.
According to him,”I will love Pilgrimage to be improved for massive participation”.
The Hon Commissioner further affirmed that it is the fervent prayer of the people that had kept the country together, according to him,”what has been happening in Nigeria if it happens else where they cannot survive it”, he said.
He further stated,”prayers work effectively, especially during Pilgrimage exercise as we gather to pray for the peace and security of our nation”.
He admonished the pilgrims to continue to demonstrate every sense of responsibility at all times.
The honorable further prayed that God would grant the pilgrims the wisdom to put into practice the teachings in the Holy Bible.