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We’ve changed orientation of pilgrimage in Nigeria – NCPC Executive Secretary Bishop Adegbite tells pilgrimage leaders in Israel

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By Anthony Maliki Abuja

The Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, (NCPC) Bishop Stephen Adegbite has said that the orientation of Christian pilgrimage in Nigeria has changed under the current leadership in NCPC alongside with the critical stakeholders.
He made this disclosure at the Nigerian House in Tel Aviv, Israel on 4 June, 2024 during a meeting at the Embassy of Nigeria in Israel with state Pilgrimage leaders and private Christian tour operators.

This was contained in a statement by Celestine Toruka, Deputy Director and Head, NCPC Media and Public Relations Unit.
“We have changed the orientation of Pilgrimage in Nigeria”, he said.
He averred that God has prepared NCPC for rebranding and thus a new corporate slogan “Service and Satisfaction” has become the new mantra and of the Commission.


He reiterated that with the caliber of the Chairman of the board of the Commission and the members of board, it is a new dawn for Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria.
BIshop Adegbite said the Commission had keyed into the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr President and would ensure that it is satisfaction all the way.
He commended the Nigerian Ambassador to Israel, Mrs Agatha Afoekelu for exceptional leadership.
He emphasized the fact that leaders are called to served and not to be served.
He affirmed that he would ensure that they identify with the Embassy of Nigeria of any country they go to on Pilgrimage.
He reaffirmed that it is a new beginning, and all hands must be on deck to make Christian Pilgrimage thrive in Nigeria.
He thanked Mr President for considering him and the Chairman of NCPC worthy of their appointments.
Earlier, the Nigerian Ambassador to Israel, Mrs Agatha Afoekelu further reiterated that it is a new dawn and a new beginning in NCPC and the Christian pilgrimage sub – sector.
He commended the NCPC boss for being a Star superlative Executive Secretary who matches words with action.
She stressed the need to replicate the Israeli Agricultural technology in Nigeria.
” We need to bring something beneficial home”
She explained that in collaboration with the Federal and state Governments start ups would be encouraged and developed so that the young people could begin to do some reasonable things for themselves after acquiring sustainable skills and the Government would provide the needed support to enable them stabilize.
She explained that the reason why the Embassy exist is to make our nation work.
We are here for you; we are doing well with our people here, they are admiring our leadership”.
Speaking, the Chairman of NCPC, Rt.Rev (Prof) Msg Cletus Gotan appreciated members of the board for their spirit of them work.
He described the Nigerian House as a miniature Nigeria in the Embassy.
The Chairman was optimistic that peace would reign in Nigeria and Israel.
He emphasized the need for every stakeholder to work as one so that together they could bail out Christian Pilgrimage by lifting it to a level where it would be.
The pre-visit and retreat for the NCPC board, management, state pilgrimage leaders and private Christian pilgrimage operators began on 31 May and would end on 6 June, 2024.

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