The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, on Tuesday, announced the suspension of all pilgrimages to Israel and Jordan as a result of the ongoing war between Israelis and Hamas.

The Head of Operations of the NCPC, Abu Okpanachi, disclosed this in a statement on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Rev Dr. Yakubu Pam.

“I am directed to inform you that our planned pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan has been postponed due to the prevailing crisis situation in Southern Israel.

The Executive Secretary deeply regrets every inconvenience this will cause you and prays that the good Lord will give peace in our hearts, knowing that all things work together for good for us who love God.

Kindly be assured that as soon as the situation improves, the commission will commence the pilgrimage exercise. May the good Lord honour you greatly for your understanding,” Okpanachi said in the statement.

The Commission  reiterates that the safety of the Nigerian pilgrims remain her top priority and would not compromise the safety and well being of our pilgrims.

The Commission therefore appeals for patience and understanding of our esteemed stakeholders.

The Commission also enjoined all Christians to intercede in prayer for peace to reign in the State of Israel.

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