Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has targeted 10,000 intending pilgrims for the 2021 main Pilgrimage exercise to the Holy Land.
Executive secretary, of NCPC Rev. Yakubu Pam made the disclosure during a meeting with state Pilgrimage Leaders and Managers, which comprises state Chairmen of Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards and their Executive Secretaries in Abuja yesterday.
In order to achieve this milestone, the NCPC boss urged the stakeholders to rise to the occasion by engaging in aggressive mobilization. He urged them to go out and mobilize intending pilgrims for pilgrimage.
Rev. Yakubu Pam congratulated the pilgrimage leaders for making 2020 Jordan Pilgrimage a success inspite of its teething challenges.
Pam, however said that it would be possible to make the history of Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria great again.
“lets make history in Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria just like we made history in Jordan”. He added, “Today people had gone to Jordan and see that there are many Holy Sites in Jordan”.
In his remark, the Chairman of the Conference of States and Chairman Taraba State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Rev. Dr. Isaiah Magaji, thanked the NCPC boss for his courage and doggedness in pursuing issues.
Rev. Magaji who spoke on behalf of the members of Conference of states thanked the NCPC boss for making Jordan Pilgrimage a reality, stating that new things are not always easy to come by.
“We are committed to this Journey as long as we continue to have your ears; we will strive to add value to Christian Pilgrimage”.
He thanked the states who were able to embark on the just concluded Jordan Pilgrimage and the States who could not make it to Jordan.
He urged the NCPC boss not to be weary in doing good, and but should strive to always reach out to some state Governors to help some states with challenges.
He admonished them to continue to pray for the NCPC boss, for peace in our country, and should work harder so that Christian Pilgrimage does not die.
Issues of the last Pilgrimage exercise to Jordan were reviewed and the way forward for the 2021 Pilgrimage exercise was also discussed.