We‘re determined to leave lasting legacy at NCPC – Bishop Adegbite 

The Executive Secretary Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Bishop Stephen Adegbite, has vowed to make a difference by leave lasting legacy at the Commission.

The NCPC boss made the pledge in Lagos, Tuesday, during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos state, Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu at the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja.

A press statement issued by the Deputy Director/Head Media and Public Relations of the Commission, Celestine Toruka, quoted Bishop Adegbite as affirming that his assignments and tasks at the NCPC are beyond pilgrimage, noting that “the Commission provides a veritable platform to foster peace and to ensure peaceful co-existence among our people.”

Reiterating the place of prayer in the country’s current experience, Bishop Adegbite assured that the economic downturn facing the nation at the moment would fizzle out and be counted among the sad experiences of the past.

He described President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a visionary leader, who impacted positively on Lagos when he held sway as governor there; assuring that he would replicate the gesture with the ongoing reforms.

“We will continue to uphold him and Lagos state in our prayer,” he said.

The NCPC boss also appreciated Mr. President for considering him worthy of his appointment as the Executive Secretary of the Commission and reaffirmed that, by his appointment, he has become the first from South West to occupy the exalted position and the first Bishop to head the agency.

Bishop Adegbite commended Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu and his team for the infrastructural development brought to bear in the state, which he said is palpable even to the blind.

In his remarks, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, thanked the NCPC boss for making Lagos his first port of call since his assumption of office, stating that he is their own and would remain so.

He assured the NCPC boss that Lagos state would continue to support both Christian and Muslim pilgrimage.

He admitted that “Nigeria was injured, but this is the time for the surgery and it is being done by professionals.”