By Ebriku John Friday
The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), has successfully moved pilgrims from Israel to Amman, Jordan, as part of its Israel and Jordan 2021 Main Pilgrimage Exercise.
It will be recalled that NCPC had on Wednesday airlifted intending pilgrims to Israel and Jordan. The pilgrims first landed in Israel where they spent four(4) days, visiting Holy sites in Israel.
Kande Ibrahim, Information Officer I, NCPC Media and Public Relations Unit in a statement stated that the Federal commissioner representing the North East on the NCPC Board, Rev. Dr. Jidda Gelengu who is among the first batch, while speaking on the ongoing pilgrimage exercise expressed appreciation for all the efforts put in place.
He also commended the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam for what he described as good leadership and diversification, for being able to put together a combined pilgrimage destination.
Rev. Gelengu further applauded staff of the Commission on the first batch for being true and dedicated to their job. In his words, “I am happy with the staff here with me as they have been helpful and carried out their task well, in ensuring all pilgrims are always out on time and together.”
Also speaking, the Federal Commissioner representing the South-South on the Board of NCPC, Barr. Forgiven Amachree disclosed that the pilgrimage exercise has been spiritually fulfilling and so far no abscondment has been recorded, in his words, ‘We are glad to have successfully completed the days in Israel, without recording any abscondment. I am very optimistic that none will be recorded even in Jordan”.
He further disclosed that from Amman Jordan the pilgrims will be going back to Nigeria after having visited the Holy sites in Jordan. He told Pilgrims “Jordan also has spiritually intriguing sites, so get ready to be spiritually satisfied”.