Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC)has appealed to Adamawa State Government to sponsor citizens to the holy city of Jerusalem for the 2019 pilgrimage so as to strengthen religious harmony among Christian faithfuls.
The Chairman Nigeria Christians Pilgrims Commission, Reverend Yomi Kasali made the appeal when the management of the Commission paid a courtesy call on the Government House Yola, today. He said they were in the State to Sensitized the People on the importance of performing pilgrimage and the blessings attached to it.
According him, the country needs fervent prayers to over come the prevailing challenges and further called for all hands to be on deck to achieved the purpose .Rev Kasali had also commended the State Government for their previous support in the area of sponsoring Christians faithful to the Holy Land of Jerusalem and urged them to do more this year.
He described Adamawa as one of the best State in sponsoring a high number of Christians to the Holy land.
Reverened Kasali disclosed that, the official flagging off, of airlifting is scheduled for November 17, this year.
In his response, the Deputy Governor,Chief Crowther Seth applauded the visit and pledged Government support and cooperation in that area.
He commended the Adamawa State Pilgrims for conducting themselves properly whenever they embark any pilgrimage to the holy land, he assured the Commission that ,the good behaviours exhibited by Adamawa pilgrims will be maintained always.
The Secretary to the State Government, Bashir Ahmad, the Chief of Staff Prof. Maxwell Gidado SAN, and the Head of Service Dr. Edgar Amos were the State Government delegation that received the NCPC leaders alongside the Deputy Governor.