NCPC Boss says Orientation Has Changed Perception Of Pilgrimage Among Nigerians

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

The Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Bishop Stephen Adegbite has told the Israeli pilgrimage leaders that adequate orientation has changed the perception of Nigerians and other stakeholders about Christian Pilgrimage.

Bishop Adegbite disclosed this at the Nigerian House in TEL- AVIV, Israel on 4th June 2024 at a meeting at the Embassy of Nigeria in Israel with state Pilgrimage leaders and private Christian tour operators.

We have changed the orientation of Pilgrimage in Nigeria, that God has prepared NCPC for rebranding and a new Corporate Slogan, ” Service and Satisfaction has become the new mantra of the Commission, he explained.
He stated that the caliber of the new members of the Board of the Commission and Chairman, it is a new dawn for Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria.

BIshop Adegbite said the Commission had keyed into the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr President and would ensure that it satisfaction all the way.

He commended the Nigerian Ambassador to Israel, Mrs Agatha Afoekelu for exceptional leadership, and emphasized the fact that leaders are called to serve and not to be served.

He affirmed that he would ensure that they identify with the Embassy of Nigeria of any country they go to on Pilgrimage, urging that it is
a new beginning, and all hands must be on deck to make Christian Pilgrimage thrive in Nigeria.

He thanked Mr President for considering him and the Chairman of NCPC worthy of their appointments.

Earlier, the Nigerian Ambassador to Israel, Mrs Agatha Afoekelu further reiterated that it is a new dawn and a new beginning in NCPC and the Christian pilgrimage sub – sector.

She commended the NCPC boss for being an outstanding Leader who matches words with action.
She also stressed the need to replicate the Israeli Agricultural technology in Nigeria, adding that Nigeria needs to bring something beneficial home.

She called for sustainable collaboration with the Federal and state Governments for start ups to train and support youths in sustainable skills.

She said, ” We are here for you; we are doing well with our people here, they are admiring our leadership.”

Speaking, the Chairman of NCPC, Rev Cletus Gotan appreciated members of the board for their spirit of team work, as he described the Nigerian House as a miniature Nigeria in the Embassy.

The Pre- Visit and Retreat for the NCPC board, management, State Pilgrimage Leaders and Private Christian Pilgrimage Operators runs through 31st May to 6th June , 2024.

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