Governor Samuel ortom of Benue state has said that the appointment of Rev. Tor Uja as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim commission (NCPC) would usher in total reconciliation for the church.
He disclosed this in Makurdi during a courtesy call on him by the NCPC boss and his management staff. In the words of the no 1 citizen of Benue state,” let this appointment be a new beginning for the people of Benue state”.
Governor Ortom further described Rev. Tor Uja’s appointment as the final onslaught on the enemies of the church in the state.
He affirmed that Uja is a very diligent hard working man of God whose appointment to head the Nigerian Christian pilgrim commission was divine.
He stressed that men and women of Benue state have the capacity to contribute to national development.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of NCPC, Rev. Tor Uja thanked the Governor for receiving him and his team at very short notice.
He informed the Governor that he was in the state so that he would join him to appreciate the Lord for his appointment.
Rev. Uja also told the governor that his prayers and other noble activities in the state activated his recent appointment.
The NCPC helmsman added that one of his reasons for visiting Benue state was to meet with the home church to tell them that his appointment was for collective good of the church and the people.
He emphatized with the Governor over the recent security challenges facing the state which has claimed the lives of innocent souls.
He explained that NCPC was primarily put together to organize pilgrimages to Israel, Rome and Greece and other holy sites around the world.
He reiterated that the commission runs four pilgrimages in one year which includes youth pilgrimage which provides opportunity for skill acquisition. He explained that he would want the youths to participate actively in agriculture.
He appealed to the Governor to assist the people to participate massively in pilgrimages and to continue to sponsor Christians to go on holy pilgrimage. The highly respected NCPC boss stressed the need for the commission to organize a special pilgrimage for the state executive members.
Rev. Uja called on all Benue people to support the administration of Governor Samuel Ortom. He equally enjoined them to engage in productive venture.