We’re Determined To Leave A Lasting Legacy In NCPC – Bishop Adegbite


The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Bishop Stephen Adegbite has said that he and his team are determined to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy in the Commission.

Adegbite, who stated this in Lagos on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, when he visited Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, said that his assignments and tasks at the NCPC are beyond pilgrimage.

The NCPC Executive Secretary said that the Commission provides a veritable platform to foster peace and ensure peaceful co-existence among the people, adding that the only thing that we need in Nigeria is prayer.

The Bishop said that the economic downturn facing Nigeria currently would soon be a thing of the past adding that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu means well for Nigeria thus, should be supported by all by praying for the success of his administration.

Adegbite described Tinubu as a visionary leader who has impacted positively in the lives of the and in the development of Lagos State, saying; “we will continue to uphold him and Lagos state in our prayer”.

The NCPC boss appreciated President Tinubu for considering him worthy for appointment as the Executive Secretary of the commission adding that by his appointment, he has become the first person from South West to occupy the exalted position and the first Bishop to head the Commission.

Adegbite said that he and his team decided to visit the Governor Sanwo-Olu first because charity, they say, begins at home thus thanked the Governor for his dynamic and exceptional leadership.

He further said; “The Governor is proactive, unassuming and articulate. I commend you and your team for the infrastructural development you have brought to bear in Lagos State which is visible and palpable even to the blind”.

Responding, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat thanked Bishop Adegbite for making Lagos his first port of call since assumption of office at the NCPC, saying that he is their own and would remain so.

The Governor assured the NCPC boss that Lagos State would continue to support both Christian and Muslim pilgrimage, saying; “Lagos will keep supporting pilgrimage because we believe in the essence of prayer”.

Sanwo-Olu noted that a lot had happened in Nigeria in the past, adding however, that something is being done to correct it by the present administration of President Tinubu. According to him; “Nigeria was injured, but this is the time for the surgery and it is being done by professionals”.

Sanwo Olu said that the people of Lagos State voted him and his team at the last election because they wanted a better life, hence the massive infrastructural development being put in place by the government.

The courtesy visit was attended by the Chairman of the Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Akinpelu Johnson, Lagos Board Secretary Mrs Florence Gbafe, Director of Administration NCPC, Mr Sonny Ebiyaibo, Mr Sunday Udeh, Director of Operations, Mr. Celestine Toruka, Deputy Director/ Head Media and Public Relations as well as the Head of Protocol NCPC, Pastor Stephen Adewara.

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