Enugu sponsors 300 for Israel, Jordan pilgrimage
The Enugu State government has sponsored 300 prospective pilgrims to Isreal, Jordan for the 2023 pilgrimage.
The governor of the state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Tuesday, addressed the Christians from the state to the Holy land of Israel and Jordan.
He urged the pilgrims to pray for the state and the incoming administration of Dr Peter Mbah.
Ugwuanyi said, “God, in His infinite mercies, guided the administration; and Enugu to date remains the most peaceful state in the country.”
The governor also stated that the 300 Christian pilgrims went to Israel “to give glory to God for His love and mercy for the past eight years,” stressing that as a true Christian, his administration had walked the talk.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, expressed delight at Ugwuanyi’s commitment to the religious exercise since the inception of his administration.
He added that the governor’s active involvement in ensuring that Enugu State was the first to start the pilgrimage during each batch was the secret behind the success story of the programme in the country.
Pam equally commended the Executive Secretary, Enugu State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr Nestor Ezeme, for his diligence and dedication to duty, stating that he was one of the best and most hardworking state Executive Secretaries of the commission in the country.
The NCPC Executive Secretary advised the pilgrims to take precautions and avoid any act that could tarnish the image of the country or the state.