The Acting Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Mrs Esther Kwaghe has said that the dream of the Commission was for every Christian to be able to participate in Holy pilgrimage to Israel at least once in a life time.
The NCPC Boss who spoke through the Head Media of the Commission, Mr Celestine Toruka during the Jerusalem Pilgrim ceremony for pilgrims who had completed their pilgrimage circle in Israel.
She said she was satisfied with the conduct of the first batch of Plateau Pilgrims which made it possible for the Commission to achieve zero abscondment during their pilgrimage exercise in Israel.
She was also particularly impressed that the Commission was able to achieve zero morbidity and mortality.
The NCPC Executive Secretary assured that the Commission would continue to ensure that the welfare of the Nigerian Pilgrims are guaranteed.
She commended the Tabar Tours for living up to the terms and conditions of their engagement with the Commission.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Christian pilgrims welfare board, Rev. Fr. George Gorap applauded the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission for the effective handling of this year’s ongoing pilgrimage in Israel. He commended the Plateau State government for ninvesting in pilgrimage.
According to the Clergy, ‘ when we talk of pilgrimage in Nigeria, Plateau state is on the centre stage’, he said. He thanked the management of Tabar Tours for their excellent services.
Speaking, the President of Tabar Tours, Mr Joseph Tabar, thanked the Governor of Plateau state, RT. Hon. Simon Lalong for his wonderful contributions to pilgrimage.
He also appreciated the role being played by NCPC and the Nigeria Embassy in Israel for a hitch free pilgrimage exercise.
Mr Tabar prayed for the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. He further prayed that peace would prevail in Nigeria and Plateau state.
In her remarks, the General Manager of Tabar Tours Shadia Scrour thanked the Plateau State Governor for sponsoring the highest number of pilgrims this year.
Pilgrims were presented with their Jerusalem Pilgrims certificates at the end of the ceremony.