Chris­tian lead­ers should fund pil­grim­age - Com­mis­sion

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Ruby Leo

The Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, Nige­ria Chris­tian Pil­grim Com­mis­sion (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja, has called on Chris­tian lead­ers and priv­i­leged Nige­ri­ans blessed with the re­sources to fund pil­grim­age and the com­mis­sion’s ac­tiv­i­ties. He made the call dur­ing the din­ner and awards night or­ga­nized by the Com­mis­sion at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Cen­tre in Abuja.

Rev. Uja pleaded with the wealthy to as­sist in spon­sor­ing less priv­i­leged per­sons in­stead of ask­ing for free tick­ets to travel to the Holy Land.

“I want to ap­peal to Chris­tian lead­ers, who have the means, to spon­sor pil­grim­ages and to even fund NCPC’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

“They should help us fund our camp con­struc­tion, help us build some of our in­fra­struc­ture and help us to also es­tab­lish safe houses in Greece and Rome,’’ he said.

He added that the com­mis­sion was com­mit­ted to draw­ing out pil­grim­age pro­grammes that would re­fo­cus pil­grim­age, make it en­gag­ing, en­ter­pris­ing and ef­fec­tive in build­ing a new spir­i­tual and men­tal frame­work.

The NCPC boss stated that the com­mis­sion was pre­sent­ing awards of ex­cel­lence to board mem­bers, staff, ser­vice providers and stake­hold­ers for their ef­forts to­wards mak­ing pil­grim­age ex­er­cises a suc­cess.

Awards cat­e­gories in­clude NCPC out­stand­ing staff awards, dis­tin­guished pil­grim­age lead­er­ship award among oth­ers.

PHOTO:

From left: Deputy Sen­ate Pres­i­dent, Ike Ek­w­ere­madu; Gov Ifeanyi Ug­wuanyi of Enugu State; Chair­man of the oc­ca­sion, Prof. Anya Anya; and Pres­i­dent Gen­eral Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo, Chief John Nwodo, dur­ing the South- East Eco­nomic Sum­mit in Enugu yes­ter­day

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