The federal government has obliged its West Africa neighbour Ghana to understudy its pilgrimage system in furtherance of it existing relationship.
The Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Gida Mustapha disclosed this yesterday in Abuja when he received Ghanaian ministry of religious and chieftaincy affairs delegation, led by the executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission NCPC, Rev Tor Uja.
He averred that Ghana in the past has impacted greatly in the development of Nigeria in terms of education. Adding that both countries are brothers with a lot of similarity.
“You are in the right place, I am happy you came to Nigeria to understudy our pilgrimage, when we started ours, it was under ministry of foreign affairs, we did not relegate it but put a lot of effort, I believe a lot are here for you to learn, we are ready to support you in order to overcome the challenges faced during your first general pilgrimage exercise.
“I believe Nigeria’s peculiarity will suit your country, we are together as brothers and sisters, together in west together in AU and others but the only time we have rivalry is during soccer, “he noted.
Speaking earlier, the Ghanaian minister for religious and chieftaincy affairs, Mr Samuel Kofi Dzamesi who is in Abuja on three days working visit with seven man delegation said Ghana has one hundred and fourteen challenges just last and far behind Nigeria in pilgrimage system.
Dzamesi said that the three days would enable them understudy Nigerian pilgrimage strategy to build up on NCPC model to achieve the success Nigeria has achieved over the years.
According to him, “We decided from our ministry and informed our president, Nana Akufo-Addo who is much interested in pilgrimage.