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CHRISTIANS SHOULD TAKE OWNERSHIP OF PILGRIMAGE - YAKUBU DOGARA

2015 JP CEREMONY IN ISRAEL

The Speaker of House of Representatives, RT. Hon. Yakabu Dogara has urged Christians to take ownership of Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria, according to him, "that is the only way we can secure its future". He disclosed this during a one day prayer fasting organized by Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), tagged 'A Day with Jesus for Nigeria in Israel.

Hon. Dogara commended Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission for creating a platform for Christians to come and pray for Nigeria in Israel. In his words, "prayer is the only way we can seek God’s intervention in the situation of our country.

He emphasized the need for pilgrims to become change agents when they return to Nigeria; he affirmed: “you have a role to play in helping the present administration to bring change to our nation".

In his welcome address, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), John Kennedy Opara stressed the need for Nigerians to be thankful to God for the unity, peace and progress Nigerians have enjoyed. According to him, "we have come and show gratitude to God for all he has done for us as a Nation". 

He urged Christians not to be discouraged with the challenges in the country, but should contribute positively to the development and growth of the nation, adding that gradually Nigeria would attain the height God wants it to attain.

In his exultation, the Pastor of Salvation Ministries, Port Harcourt, Pastor David ibioyeme urged Christians to live an impactful life and strive to leave a good legacy for posterity, he urged leaders to be selfless and shun corruption.

 He further charged Pilgrims to contribute their quota to National development of the country adding that is the only way we can achieve change in Nigeria.

During the event, thanksgiving and praises were offered for the mercies of God in Nigeria over the years, for the growth and expansion of the church in Nigeria, prayers were also offered for security, peace and national development.

This year’s edition of “A Day With Jesus for Nigeria in Israel marked the third edition of the programme where attended by Governors of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, David Umahi of Ebonyi, Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, Deputy Governors, Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic, Members of the House of Representatives, Clergies, inter- alia.

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