Nigerian pilgrims in Israel praise commission for improved feeding arrangement

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By Jude Zoho

Some pilgrims participating in this year’  pilgrimage to Israel, have commended Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) for feeding arrangement made for pilgrims.

They told News Agency Nigeria (NAN) Monday in Nazareth that tour operators also deserved commendation for .

They said that though it difficult to initiate and sustain the arrangement, efforts should be made to ensure that not compromised.

NAN reports that the arrangement, pilgrims are served at least two rations local delicacies during 10-day stay in Israel.

It would be recalled that the NCPC to increase the ration Nigerian dishes served to pilgrims in Israel.

Mr Peter Abayomi, a self-sponsored pilgrim from the FCT, said that the arrangement encouraging as it would the rate of complaints by pilgrims.

He said that the pilgrims were appreciative of the arrangement, noting that it would make them comfortable in terms of feeding in the holy land.

Abayomi’ collegaue, Mrs Nkechi Opara, told NAN that with the new arrangement, she could afford to stay away from home for than a week.

Mr Nelson Jonah, also a self-sponsored pilgrim from State, said that it not enough to increase the ration of Nigerian dishes from one in 10 days to two.

He said the authorities should ensure that the of food served was not compromised any circumstances.

Mr Wisam Tabar, the founder of Tabar Tours, a Nazareth-based tour operator, told NAN that the company would make efforts to sustain the new arrangement and even surpass it.

Mrs Aisha Kadiri, one of the two Nigerian chefs employed by the company, told NAN that the company “has improved the Nigerian dishes it serves pilgrims’’.