We Must Protect Our Pilgrims – Bishop Adegbite Says


The Executive Secretary of the 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 its policy of guaranteeing the safety of pilgrims.

Adegbite, who stated this on Tuesday, May 7, 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, stressed that Israel is safe for pilgrims.

He said; “Our journey must terminate in Israel, God’s own country”.

Adegbite stressed that under his leadership, pilgrimage would be more spiritual and developmental thus, 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, adding that the duration for the Commission’s pilgrimage exercise has been increased to nine nights and ten days.

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

Earlier, the Chairman of the Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Akinpelu Johnson, represented by the Vice Chairman of the board, Bishop Rufus Oguntuase, appreciated Bishop Adegbite for his love and commitment in the service of God and humanity.

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

He canvassed that the flag off of the Easter pilgrimage should be held in Lagos state.

A statement by Celestine Toruka, Deputy Director and head of Media and Public Relations of the NCPC, said that 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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