The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has urged the youth to be patient, noting that “there is still hope for Nigeria.”
According to a press statement issued Thursday in Abuja by the Commission’s head of media, Celestine Toruka, the NCPC boss made the call when he played host to the delegation of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Youth Council of Nigeria (AYCN) who paid him a courtesy visit.
The statement read in part, “It is my dream to work with young people to move Nigeria to greater heights; I appeal to the youth to show the spirit of sportsmanship and to be patient with our leaders as there is still hope for Nigeria.
“The failure of some leaders does not mean an end to our hopes for a better Nigeria; our leaders have surely learned and identified the mistakes and definitely Nigeria would rise again and we would all be alive to see it.”
He charged the youth to key into the youth pilgrimage organised by the Commission specifically designed to expose the youth to the Israeli agricultural system.
Rev. Pam appreciated the delegation, saying he was glad to be honoured.
Earlier, the president, AYCN, Comrade Sagir Adam, who led the delegation, told the NCPC boss that the Council “identifies with him as a prominent personality who has marvelously contributed to peace and harmony of the country.”
According to him, “the Council is a body that is striving towards bringing Northern Nigeria together beyond religious differences, tribal, ethnicity and political inclination.”
Meanwhile, the NCPC boss was honoured with an ambassador of peace award by the Muslim Youth Council of Nigeria.
The award was bestowed on him by the president of the Council, Amb. Aliyu Auwal, at the Commission’s corporate headquarters, Abuja.
Rev. Pam thanked the Council for considering him deserving of the award, stressing that he was happy that the award was conceptualised by the youth who “barely know much” about him.
Earlier, the Grand Khadi of the Council, Comrade Adamu Matazu, thanked the NCPC boss for the opportunity to meet with him, assuring that their visit would go down in history as a day they met with “one of the Peace Generals of Nigeria.”
He commended the executive secretary for his “excellent performance so far,” adding he “is one of the most popular chief executives in this administration.”