Abuja – Mr John-Kennedy Opara, the outgone Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), on Monday handed over to his successor, Mr Tor Uja.
At the handing over ceremony witnessed by management staff present at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Uja assured the former NCPC boss that he would work professionally and move the commission forward beyond where he met it.
He said that he believed so much in the efficacy of prayers and that he would synergise with the members of staff to move the nation forward.
“I am going to interface with you and promise to work professionally; I believe that if we have the attitude of prayer, the country will be helped.
“We have to move the commission forward by putting heads together to work as a team.’’
Uja said that he would also ensure that his administration market Jesus Christ in such a way that stakeholders and pilgrims would have a deeper understanding of Christ.
He also advised Christians to be in the vanguard of promoting Nigeria, so that the country’s dignity would be restored.
Earlier, Opara said that the commission had journeyed from “grass to grace”, with God helping it to establish a system that worked “excellently well”.
He advised his successor to evolve a robust synergy with stakeholders, stressing that government was continuous.
“This commission is a Centre of Excellence and with the help of God, we have come a long way by His grace.’’
He further briefed Uja about the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between Nigerian and Israel signed in 2013.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Uja is a seasoned journalist and missionary. (NAN)