It’s a new dawn at NCPC, Christian pilgrims’ boss tells leaders

The Executive Secretary Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Bishop Stephen Adegbite has said it is a new beginning for Christian pilgrimage in Nigeria.

Bishop Adegbite made the disclosure Thursday during his first strategic meeting with the state pilgrimage leaders and managers at the NCPC corporate headquarters, Abuja.

A press statement issued by the Deputy Director and Head Media and Public Relations, Celestine Toruka, quoted the new NCPC boss as saying “as we begin our journey together, it is a new dawn; a new beginning.”

He explained that the stakeholders must see themselves as partners in progress with the Commission, describing the state pilgrimage leaders as major stakeholders expected to play pivotal role in the advancement of the Christian pilgrimage in their various states and Nigeria as a whole.

The NCPC helmsman affirmed that Nigeria is passing through challenges just like every other nation and urged them to continue to pray for God to heal our land.

While tasking them on self-confidence in order to achieve better results, Bishop Adegbite assured that he would operate with honesty and integrity while carrying everyone along.

He hinted that the Commission would soon advertise its expression of interest in local and international print media for prospective service providers to bid for the 2024 pilgrimage exercise, warning that it won’t be business as usual.

Chairman Conference of States, Rev Isaiah Magaji, congratulated Bishop Adegbite on his appointment as the 4th Executive Secretary of the Commission and pledged the commitment of his colleagues to cooperate with the new NCPC boss in order to take the Commission to the next level.

He solicited the assistance of the NCPC boss in reaching out to state governors on sensitisation as this would help in leveraging their efforts in the various states.