Why pastors listen to us, by NCPC boss Pam 2nd

November 12, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said “a lot of pastors listen and wish to partner with the NCPC because of its credibility as a veritable platform for uniting the church in Nigeria.” Rev. Pam declared this in Abuja while playing host to the president of California Congressional Black Caucus Delegation, United States of Read More

Katsina pilgrim’s board set to commence lesser hajj operation

October 20, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB) management Tuesday said it will soon commence lesser hajj (UMRAH) operation to Saudi Arabia for the first time in the state following the approval of Governor Aminu Bello Masari. The executive director, KSPWB, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, said the board has already held an interface meeting with the chairman and team of Al-Rufaqa Travels Read More

We can make history in Nigerian Christian pilgrimage again – Pam

October 13, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said it would be possible to make the history of Christian pilgrimage in Nigeria great again. According to a press statement issued by the Commission’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka, the NCPC boss stated this Tuesday in Abuja during a meeting with state pilgrimage leaders Read More

Hajj refund: Katsina pilgrims board disburses N768.9m

September 22, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has disbursed the sum of N768.9 million to 599 intending pilgrims that sought refund in the state. The Executive Director of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, stated this Wednesday at a press conference on the update and progress achieved in the ongoing refund exercise to 2020/2021 intending pilgrims at the board’s headquarters in Read More

HAJJ: FCT MPWB refunds N432m to 334 intending pilgrims

September 13, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has refunded N432 million to 334 intending pilgrims, who have indicated interest to collect their 2021 Hajj fare deposit due to cancellation of pilgrimage for international pilgrims. Director of the Board, Malam Muhammad Nasiru Dan Mallam, made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in his office on the refund to intending pilgrims Read More

Pam charges pilgrims not to abscond from Jordan

August 17, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam, has charged pilgrims from Enugu and Benue states, embarking on pilgrimage to Jordan, not to abscond but to come back to Nigeria after their spiritual peregrination. Pam, who gave the charge to over 300 pilgrims, who were airlifted from the Enugu International Airport to Jordan on Sunday, said Nigeria Read More

X-raying SUBEB award winner inside Katsina Pilgrims House

August 16, 2021 Saleh Abubakar 0

In the past, I had argued that there should be a periodic performance appraisal of public office holders in order to access their input and output. It is only through such review that we can put public servants in the spotlight. Since the appointment of Alh Nuhu Kuki as Executive Director of Katsina State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Hajj Operations Read More

Zero abscondment: NCPC boss thumbs up pilgrims

August 13, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has commended pilgrims for their excellent conduct and zero abscondment in the on-going 2020 pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan. According to a statement by the Commission’s media and public relations unit, Pam gave teh commendation Thursday while addressing the 5th Batch in Jordan. According to the statement, the Read More

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Umrah: NAHCON tasks pilgrims on Saudi regulations

August 5, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

In anticipation for the resumption of Umrah for external pilgrims, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has called on intending Umrah pilgrims and respective Licensed Tour Operators to take note of regulations laid down by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for successful participation in the season. A statement by NAHCON head, Public Affairs, Hajiya Fatima Sanda Read More

Pam to returning pilgrims: Be peace-agents, assist in nation-building

August 4, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has challenged the first batch of the maiden Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land of the Kingdom of Jordan to return to the country and be agents of peace and be meaningful to Nigeria. Rev. Pam gave the charge in Jordan Sunday during the maiden Jordan pilgrims ceremonies for Read More

IHR tasks state pilgrims boards on hajj deposits’ refund

August 1, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a civil society organisation, has written states Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards urging them to refund Hajj deposits to intending pilgrims. The group, acting on the strength of Freedom of Information (FOI) law, is requesting the affected state Muslim pilgrims welfare agencies and commissions to avail it details of the refund. The letter signed by its Read More

Pilgrimage: NCPC prays for Nigeria in Jordan

July 30, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) held its maiden prayer congress Thursday at Mount Nebo, Jordan, for the 2020 Pilgrimage exercise. This was contained in a statement issued in Amman, Jordan, by the Commission’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka. It indicated that the NCPC executive secretary, Rev. Yakubu Pam, in his welcome address, expressed gratitude to the Read More

Nigerian envoy thumbs up NCPC boss over Jordan pilgrimage

July 29, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Nigerian ambassador to the Kingdom of Jordan, Faruk Yabo, has commended the executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, for his dynamism and initiative in actualising the maiden pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan. He gave the commendation recently in his residence in Amman, Jordan, during a dinner organised in honour of the delegation Read More

2020 Pilgrimage: We’ll ensure zero abscondment – NCPC boss

July 29, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC),Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said the Commission applied extra securitymeasures in checking the backgrounds of intending pilgrims to theKingdom of Jordan for the 2020 pilgrimage in order to ensure zeroabscondment. Speaking Monday night in Abuja at the official flag-off of ChristianPilgrims from Ekiti and Nasarawa states at the Abuja InternationalAirport to Jordan, Pam Read More

Board sensitises 257 intending pilgrims in Nasarawa

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nasarawa state Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (NCPWB) has organised a one-day orientation exercise for 257 intending pilgrims from the state to the Kingdom of Jordan. The executive secretary, NCPWB, Mr. David Ayewa, told newsmen after the orientation exercise held in Lafia on Friday that it was an essential exercise aimed at sensitising pilgrims on the appropriate behavior and actions during Read More

Hajj 2021: Masari approves refund to 2,600 Katsina hajj depositors

June 29, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has directed the refund of hajj fares to 2,600 depositors for both the 2020 roll over and 2021 intending pilgrims from the state. The executive director of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, who stated this at a press conference in Katsina Tuesday, said all intending pilgrims seeking for the refund should submit Read More

The impact of pilgrimage on man and nations

June 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Pilgrimage is a sacred travel (journey), a practice that represents humanity’s common heritage. It is a phenomenon that is as old as man’s existence on the planet earth. The complex nature of this human activity corollary the misconceptions, varied views and understanding around its definitions and categorizations by different disciplines. According to Deborah Castellano Lubo, “pilgrimage is not and never Read More

NAHCON cautions intending pilgrims on fraudsters

May 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has advised intending pilgrims to be on alert in order not to fall victims of fraudsters advertising Hajj slots for this year’s hajj. The Commission’s chairman and chief executive officer, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, gave the warning in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by the head of public affairs, Mrs. Fatima Sanda Usara. Read More

Christian pilgrim commission lauded over accountability, openness

May 20, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Christian youths group in the country has lauded the accountability and transparency of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC. The group, under the aegis of Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN) equally praised the Commission for recording tremendous progress in its operations in the last 10 months. While commending Rev. Yakubu Pam’s exemplary leadership since taking charge the group further Read More

Group lauds Pam’s leadership at Christian Pilgrims’ Commission

May 20, 2021 Editor 0

Some Christian youths have hailed Rev. Yakubu Pam’s exemplary leadership since taking charge as Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). The group, under the aegis of Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN), said the commission has recorded tremendous progress in its operations in the last 10 months. The Christian youths made this known in a strategic report Read More

NCPC boss Pam flags off intending pilgrims’ screening in Jos

May 5, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has flagged off the screening exercise for intending pilgrims to Jordan and Israel in Jos, the Plateau state capital. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Commission’s media and public relations unit Wednesday. According to the statement, Rev. Pam described the intending pilgrims as the “most Read More

2021 HAJJ: FCT MPWB ends COVID- 19 vaccination exercise

April 9, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (FCT MPWB) has concluded first round of vaccination COVID-19 exercise for its 2021 intending pilgrims. A statement from the board said that 90 percent of those who made deposit to partake in the religious journey to Saudi Arabia through the FCT have successfully taken the first dose of the vaccine in preparation Read More