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FCT Pilgrims Board Urges Stakeholders To Educate Indigenes On Pilgrimage



The Director, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr John Dabara has called relevant stakeholders to educate indigenes on the significance of pilgrimage, and be committed to its cause.

Dabara who made the call in Abuja on Thursday during the 2018 FCT Christian pilgrimage stakeholders’ workshop, harped on progress the board is making in helping pilgrims have a hitch free pilgrimage experience.

He said the sensitisation workshop was organised to acquaint Christians and relevant stakeholders on the essence and sponsorship of pilgrimage.

He reiterated the need for individuals in the church to sponsor intending pilgrims who are willing embark on spiritual journey to holy lands to communicate with God as a sort of penance.

“The essence of the exercise is not for tourism but to establish your link with the root of faith to attract God’s blessings.

According to the director, the board has so far taken the sensitisation to stakeholders across the five area councils in the FCT – Kwali, Abaji, Gwagwalada, Bwari and AMAC.

The FCT Chairman,  Christian Association of (CAN), Rev. Dr. Jonah  Samson, informed the stakeholders on the need to always sponsor people in their various communities to embark on pilgrimage exercise to holy lands as prayer is the special part of the exercise.

“People go on pilgrimage for spiritual healing of their lives and communities, which results in transformation. Through it, we learn many things about national development.”

Also speaking, the FCT Secretary, CAN, Bishop Michael Akpami, urged the stakeholders to believe in the significance of pilgrimage, encourage people to participate in it, mobilise funds and support for it.


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