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NCPC Boss Pledges To Protect Nigerian Pilgrims

NCPC Boss Pledges To Protect Nigerian Pilgrims

The Executive Secretary , Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission,NCPC Bishop Stephen Adegbite has said that the Commission would continue to protect the safety of Nigerian pilgrims while in the holy land in line with the Commission’s policy of guaranteeing the safety of our pilgrims.

Bishop Adegbite’s assurances was communicated in a release issued by the Deputy Director and Head, Media and Public Relations, Celestine Toruka.

According to the release, NCPC Executive Secretary made this disclosure on Tuesday, 7th May, 2024 in Abuja while playing host to the members of board of the Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board who paid him a courtesy visit at NCPC corporate headquarters in Abuja.


He emphasized that Israel is safe for pilgrims, stating that “our journey must terminate in Israel, God’s own country”.


The NCPC boss further maintained that under his leadership, pilgrimage would be more spiritual and developmental.


He promised that the Commission would not cheat anyone and nobody should think of cheating the Commission because transparency remains the hallmark of his administration.


He hinted that the Easter pilgrimage exercise to Israel and Jordan would commence next month. He further disclosed that the duration for the Commission’s pilgrimage exercise has been increased to nine nights and ten days.


He assured members of the board of the Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board that he would work in synergy with the board to advance the cause of Christian Pilgrimage in Lagos state and Nigeria as a whole.


Earlier, the Chairman, Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Akinpelu Johnson, represented by the Vice Chairman of the board, Bishop. Prof Rufus Oguntuase said they were in NCPC to congratulate their own for his well-deserved appointment.

He appreciated him for his love and commitment in the service of God and humanity. His words, “we are here as board members from Lagos State to appreciate and to welcome you”.


He appealed to the Executive Secretary to ensure that the pilgrimage cost for the Easter pilgrimage is released to enable them plan along with the intending pilgrims.


He further canvassed that the flag off of the Easter pilgrimage should be held in Lagos state.
The courtesy visit was attended by the board Secretary, Mrs Yetunde Gbafe, the head of operations, Mrs Kehinde Omisore and other members of the board.

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