BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), has concluded plans to formally flag off the 2019 general pilgrimage to Israel and Rome on December 1, 2019.
The flag off ceremony scheduled to kick-off in Lagos will witness the inaugural flight for intending pilgrims from Lagos state who will be in the first batch of intending pilgrims to be airlifted to Israel for the 2019 general pilgrimage exercise.
The flag off was earlier scheduled for 17th November 17, 2019, but had to be shifted due to operational reasons.
The theme of this year’s general pilgrimage is “Engaging Christian Pilgrimage for National change and Development.”
Flagging off on the 1st December, 2019 means that the 2019 general pilgrimage would officially commence in earnest from that date with the airlift of intending Pilgrims to the Holy land in batches.
A statement by the Head of Media Unit of the NCPC, Mr. Celestine Toruka explained that this year’s general pilgrimage will cover only two destination countries namely; Israel and Rome.
Toruka also said that the 2019 general pilgrimage is expected to run from December to January, 2020, adding that all logistics have been put in place by the Commission for a hitch free pilgrimage exercise.
The NCPC urged intending pilgrims to the Holy Land this year to be guided by the Commissions corporate slogan which is “Proclaiming Christ, Serving Nigeria”, as they embark on this spiritual journey of a lifetime.