The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has assured that the Commission’s planned pilgrimage to Jordan would experience zero abscondment during pilgrimage.
He disclosed this recently in Abuja during an interview session with the Press. The NCPC Helmsman, described the pilgrimage to Jordan as a spiritual journey that would be well coordinated and the pilgrims would return back to the country safely.
Rev. Pam reiterated that the Commission would strictly observe the COVID 19 protocols required for all pilgrims in Nigeria as well as the host country.
He hinted that the Commission’s maiden pilgrimage to Jordan would commence this month.
He said the pilgrimage to the Holy sites in Jordan would be a supernatural divine journey for Nigerians. He reaffirmed that Nigerian pilgrims would certainly experience divine encounter in Jordan as Jordan was the first country where Christ began His Ministry with His baptism at River Jordan by John the Baptist.
The NCPC Chief Executive further expatiated that the Commission’s pilgrimage to Israel would commence as soon as Israel’s airspace is opened for international travels, stating that pilgrimage to Jordan is not the regular pilgrimage programme of the Commission, but a pilgrimage destination option.
Aside, Rev. Pam explained that one cannot separate pilgrimage and peace. According to him, “without peace, pilgrimage will not strive.” More so, pilgrimage engenders peace among people.
He affirmed that his peace initiatives across the country would continue as his interface with other stakeholders in peace building had impacted positively on the de-escalation of crises in Southern Kaduna, the Jukuns / Tiv’s in Taraba and Benue, Nassarawa and Lagos.
He intimated that his peace building initiatives would soon convene another stakeholders meeting in South-South Geo-Political Zone as soon as all logistics are in place.