NCPC to commence 2021 Pilgrimage to Israel, Rome in 1st quarter of 2022



By Rosemary Ogbonnaya

Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission is poised to commence the main pilgrimage to Israel, Jordan and Rome in first quarter of the year 2022.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam made the disclosure during an interview Abuja.

Pam stated that the Commission would ensure that the main pilgrimage exercise experience a hitch free operation.

He said that the 2020 maiden pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan was a huge success despite the fact that the exercise took place at the peak of the global pandemic.

He was particularly enthused that the pilgrimage recorded Zero abscondment of pilgrims, a feat that had not been feasible in our pilgrimage experience of about a decade.

Rev. Pam posited that because of the huge success recorded in Jordan pilgrimage, countries like Israel and Turkey are now eager to work with the Commission which is a healthy development the growth of our Christian Pilgrimage.

Executive Secretary explained that pilgrimage route would start from Israel to Jordan while the Rome package will start from Rome to Israel”.

He revealed that the Commission would make every effort to raise as much as 10,000 intending pilgrims the main pilgrimage.

The NCPC hinted that the Commission as part of its preparation the pilgrimage, would embark on the State of Readiness visit to Israel with the State pilgrimage Leaders by the end of January.

He explained that the visit would afford them the opportunity to inspect the Hotels as well as the Holy Sites in Israel.

Pam further disclosed that the Commission would ensure that it meets with the requirements of travels in line with the of the Federal Government and the Israeli authorities protocols.