Nigerian pilgrims in Israel offer prayers for peace, Nigeria’s leadership

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By Jude Zoho

Nigerians on pilgrimage on offered for peace in country and transformation country’s leadership and entire citizenry.

offered when they visited chapel on the Mount Beatitudes, near the Sea Galilee.

Led by some clergymen, prayed specifically for country overcome its challenges insecurity, for the political class work more for the benefit of the masses and for God’s in general.

The also held sessions of praise worship while on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

One of the pilgrims, Mr Benjamin Audu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an that offering for the country was one of the patriotic duties of every responsible citizen.

He said that they were obliged organise the prayer session in the interest of peace and progress of the country.

Audu said that he and his colleagues were fulfilled that they included the interest of all Nigerians in prayers.

He said that investing in pilgrimage was rewarding, and called on other Nigerians could afford the cost of the trip not to depend on government at all times to fulfil spiritual obligations.

NAN reports that other holy sites visited by the pilgrims on , included the of the Primacy and the of the Fishes and Loaves, all in Tabgha, and the Sea of Galilee.

The pilgrims also visited the ancient and the new built on Peter’s house, in Jesus’ town of Capernaum near the main town of Tiberias.

They also visited the site of the memorial baptism site of Jesus Christ on River Jordan in Tiberias.