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2022 Pilgrimage: NCPC airlifts over 250 Christians from Taraba, Gombe

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, flew 280 Christian pilgrims from the Taraba and Gombe States to Israel and Jordan from the Yola International Airport.

Before their departure, NCPC Executive Secretary Yakubu Pam spoke to the incoming pilgrims at the Yola International Airport and expressed his joy that this was the first time since taking office in 2020 that pilgrims will be flown straight to the Holy Land.

Pam expressed her gratitude to Taraba State’s executive governor, Darius Ishaiku, for funding the pilgrimage of so many Christians to the Holy Land despite all obstacles.

Though a Muslim, the Governor understood the necessity to finance Christians so they may travel to the Holy Land to pray, the speaker said.

The NCPC leader warned the prospective pilgrims to represent Nigeria well when they were at the Holy Land.

He said, “You should conduct yourselves decently while on Pilgrimage because we are concerned about the image of Nigeria during Pilgrimage.”

He added that the image of Nigeria, not the image of any pilgrim or state, is what matters outside of the country.

The intending pilgrims, he revealed, would first come in Jordan, where they would begin their exercise, and then they would travel to Israel to continue their tour to the Holy Sites.

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