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GOVERNOR MASARI TO SUPPORT CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE

The Executive Governor of Kastina State Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari has said that the state would support Christians to participate in the

The Executive Governor of Kastina State Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari has said that the state would support Christians to participate in the 2015 Christians pilgrimage Exercise considering its moral and spiritual benefits. He disclosed this when the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. John Kennedy Opara and his Federal Commissioners who were on sensitization visit at the Government house, Kastina.

Governor Masari commended the NCPC Boss for introducing the skill acquisition programme into their pilgrimage exercise. In his words “I am impressed with the forward thinking and forward initiative you have introduced in your pilgrimages so that people can benefit from Christian pilgrimage”. He added that the lottery scheme he has introduced is highly commendable “your giant stride for self sustenance is very impressive”.

The Governor encouraged religious leaders in the country to preach good leadership to their congregation, according to him, “it is only a just and fair leadership that can make our country a better place”.

He thanked the Executive Secretary and his team for their visit to the state, According to him, “your visit to our state has shown respect for the culture and tradition of the people of Kastina”.

Speaking earlier, the Executive Secretary of NCPC Mr. John Kennedy Opara congratulated the Governor on for his victory in the last election, “your victory was a well deserved one”. He prayed that God will help him in his new office to serve the people of Katsina well”.

He commended the Governor for the giant strides he has put in place to strengthen the people of Katsina state.

The NCPC boss intimated his host that the Commission now runs four pilgrimage programme annually: the Easter pilgrimage, which runs from March – April, the Youth pilgrimage in July, the Family pilgrimage in August and main pilgrimage in October – December.

He emphasized that spirituality is the hall mark of our pilgrimage, stating that the Youth pilgrimage is targeted at empowering the youths through the skill acquisition programme the Commission has included in its pilgrimage exercise.

The NCPC helmsman further disclosed that the Commission is introducing Christian pilgrimage Lottery scheme through which people will be enabled to embark on Pilgrimage with little or no cost. According to him, “this is one of the steps the Commission has taken towards self sustenance.”

 

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