Go home, preach pilgrimage’s good news, Pam tells pilgrimage leaders

The executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has urged the states’ pilgrimage leaders and managers to “go home and preach the good news of pilgrimage in your states.”

This was contained in a press statement issued Friday by NCPC’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka.

The statement indicated that the NCPC boss gave the charge Thursday in Athens, Greece, during a strategic meeting with the states’ pilgrimage leaders at the end of their pre-visit tour of Rome and Greece.

He said the choice of Rome and Greece for the 2023 main pilgrimage exercise was a collective decision of the Conference of States “which comprises all the states’ chairmen and secretaries of the States Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards.”

He said the decision of the Conference of States was due to the on-going Hamas-Israel war.

He equally urged them to ensure they do the needful in time with their states’ chief executives.

“What we have seen here, we will try our best to implement. We are the one to build the history of this place and make it strong,” Rev. Pam said.

Earlier, the Chairman of Confidence of States, Rev. Isaiah Magaji, commended the NCPC team for putting together the 2023 pre-visit tour of Holy Sites and hotels in Rome and Greece.

Magaji urged his colleagues to “go back home and reciprocate the gestures of NCPC by advancing the cause of Christian pilgrimage” in their various states.