The executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has commended the 8th batch of pilgrims in the Holy Land, saying they were exceptional in their conduct.
According to a press statement issued by the Commission’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka, the NCPC boss gave the commendation during the Jerusalem and Jordan pilgrimage ceremonies held in Amman, Jordan.
Rev. Pam, who spoke through a member of the board of the Commission, Mr. John Attah, said, “You have been very exceptional in your conduct; you were always your brothers’ keepers. You clearly demonstrated the spirit of brotherhood and love for one another.”
He thanked the board and the entire management of the Commission for ensuring a hitch-free and successful pilgrimage exercise and for them to replicate the spiritual gains of the pilgrimage back home by living exemplary lives.
He further charged the pilgrims to learn from the advanced technology and infrastructure development of Israel and Jordan by having “a positive mentality on how to contribute meaningfully to the development of our dear nation.”
Earlier, the executive secretary, Borno State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Gaji Genesis, noted that the 8th batch of pilgrims “did excellently well,” and thanked them for “praying fervently for peace in Nigeria and for the success of the 2023 general elections.”
In his remarks, the President of Tabar Tours, Mr. Joseph Tabar, thanked the NCPC for providing leadership by ensuring a hitch-free Pilgrimage exercise.
He said Tabar Tour as one of the leading Ground Handlers in Israel would stop at nothing to ensure that pilgrims always experienced spiritual encounters during pilgrimage.
He congratulated them for the attainment of the title of Jerusalem and Jordan Pilgrims, and “more importantly as Jesus people,” urging them to be “good ambassadors of Christ.”
Also speaking, the Commission’s head of operations, Mr. Abu Okpanachi, commended the pilgrims for “being good ambassadors of Nigeria” and advised them to “take home the experiences garnered in the Holy Land and impact positively on your immediate environment at home and society.”