NCPC Boss Lauds Gov. Okowa On Pilgrimage Sponsorship

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam has lauded Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for his consistency in the sponsorship of christians on Pilgrimage to the Holy land.

According to a statement by NCPC’s Head Media and Public Relations, Celestine Toruka, he gave the commendation on Monday, during the orientation programme organized by the commission for intending pilgrims at the Government House, Asaba.

TheFact Daily noted that about 315 intending pilgrims of the state would be airlifted to the Holy land of Israel and Jordan today from the Port Harcourt International Airport.

The NCPC boss who was represented by the Director of Mobilization Mr Chris Udegbunam, said, ”my special thanks go to the Executive Governor of Delta State,His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for his consistency in the sponsorship of christians in the state on Pilgrimage,” he said

He further commended the Governor for his efforts in advancing the cause of Christian Pilgrimage in Delta State and Nigeria as a whole.

Rev. Pam congratulated the intending pilgrims for their level of preparedness both spiritually and physically to embark on the journey of Faith.

The NCPC helmsman enjoined the intending pilgrims to shun abscondment, stating that the Commission frowns seriously at it and would do everything humanly possible to discourage it.

He affirmed that it was the policy of the Commission to achieve zero abscondment of pilgrims in the Holy land.

He further applauded Governor Okowa for being the only State Chief Executive in South South who sponsored pilgrims to the Kingdom of Jordan in 2021.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Delta State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Most Rev. Cyril Odutemu admonished the intenting pilgrims to conduct themselves decently while in the Holy land.

He stressed that the Board would not tolerate any form of unruly behavior in the Holy land.

He further advised them not to do anything that would undermine the security of the host country.

Also in his remarks, the Executive Secretary of the Delta State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Apostle Samuel Okoh, charged the intending pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria.

He urged them to endeavor to cooperate with the state officials and officials of NCPC while in the Holy land.

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