The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission NCPC, Rev. Yakubu Pam has disclosed that they are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Nigerians set to embark on a pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan do not abscond.
Pam made his submission at the official flag off of the 2020 Christian Pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan, at the Yakubu Gowon Airport,in Plateau State. He explained that pilgrimage should not be viewed as a mere tourist attraction but as a spiritual exercise.
He said, “We believe those who are embarking on this year’s pilgrimage should know that we shall be engaged in praying not only for ourselves but the nation.
“The Commission has put every security measure on ground to check would-be defaulters.
“During the screening, we were careful to dig information regarding every intending pilgrim and to the best of our ability, we shall have zero abscondment as we embark on this Jordan experience God permitting”.
“Today, as we mark this historic ceremony, may I officially announce that after thorough screening of intending pilgrims nationwide, 2, 500 Christians Pilgrims are performing the 2020 pilgrimage to Jordan,”
Governor Simon Lalong also admonished the pilgrims to be cautious to adhere to the Covid 19 safety protocols set by the NCPC.
He said, “While you are on this pilgrimage, you should be mindful that your conduct will either open more doors for others to also visit the Holy Land or close it.
“In this era of COVID-19, you must adhere strictly to the guidelines outlined by the NCPC and the host country. The COVID-19 pandemic is still prevalent and every caution must be taken to safeguard lives”,