The Executive Secretary Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Bishop S.T.V Adegbite has resumed office as the 4th substantive Executive Secretary of the Commission today 5th February, 2024.

The new Executive Secretary was greeted on his arrival to the premises of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission headquarters Abuja with pump and pageantry by staff, stakeholders and religious leaders who were on ground to welcome him.

His Lordship, Bishop Adegbite upon arrival addressed Staff and well-wishers and he gave thanks to the Almighty God for life and for the opportunity to serve his people the church and body of Christ.

He appreciated the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu for giving him the privilege to serve the Commission at this time and also the Vice President of Nigeria, Senator Kashim Shettima for his unwavering support. He also thanked the First Lady of the Nation, Senator Oluremi Tinubu for her show of love as a mother.

Bishop Adegbite who was full of joy and thanksgiving appreciated the body of CAN, the President of CAN its vice President and General Secretary for their support.

He emphasized that the main pilgrimage destination is Jerusalem, the City of God, where Jesus was born, where he was crucified, died, buried and ascended to heaven, thus it will remain the only recognized pilgrimage site for holy Christian pilgrimage.

In his words” we’ll have a brand new pilgrimage in Nigeria, where every pilgrimage will record a sounding testimony”.

The Bishop assured Staff of the Commission that a new dawn has come for the Commission, he charged the staff to do their work diligently, he said “we should work as a family and everybody will be happy” I don’t intend for anyone to suffer, he added.

He appreciated his predecessors for contributing their quota to the Commission, according to him, ‘I have come to build up on what they have done and leave my own mark in the Commission”.

He assured Nigerians that Nigeria will smile again and there will be hope for us all.

Earlier, the Arch Bishop of the Methodist church Abuja, Dr. Micheal Akinwale during his charge congratulated the new Executive Secretary for his well-deserved appointment by President Bola Tinubu.

He described the new Executive Secretary as a man who stands out distinctively and who is a pride to the Methodist church as such deserving of the appointment. In his words, “a golden fish has no hiding place, and you have been found, and we thank the president for finding you worthy of the position,” he mentioned.
His message was titled, “Be the light of the world”.

He charged the new Executive Secretary to bring a dawn of light to the Commission because he has been called by God to serve and bring credence to the Commission and the body of Christ at large.

He described his appointment as an assignment of national call as such he should carry out the exercise with a national spirit, because Christians in Nigeria are looking up to him with high expectations.

He called on staff of the Commission and Christian faithful to show him support during his tenure in office. While he pray for God to grant him wisdom, revelation, foresight and direction to lead the Commission right.

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