The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja has said that the commission is determined to make christian pilgrimage a strong spiritual exercise so that those who go on pilgrimage would not come back the same.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday.
Uja explained during a meeting with the leadership of the Plateau State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that NCPC is empowered by its enabling Act to coordinate and organise Christian pilgrimages to Israel and other holy sites around the world.
He stated that though he assumed office at a very challenging moment of the nation’s economic recession, but God according to him, “is capable of solving Nigeria’s economic situation.”
Uja also condemned the protracted violence that has engulfed the nation, stating that the Government had the capacity to tackle this violence and that the church has the capacity also to overcome them.
He affirmed that the church was in a better position to support government even in developmental issues . He admonished the church to invest in educational issues rather than leaving it for government alone.
Uja enjoined the church to show exceptional example of those who believe in Nigeria, affirming that Nigeria is a great Nation with physical man power and spiritual strength.
The NCPC helmsman called on the church to move on mass to send a good number of Christians to Israel on Pilgrimage.
In his remark, the CAN chairman, Rev. Soja Bewarang congratulated the NCPC boss for his well deserved appointmen, adding that a new light has come to NCPC and Nigeria.