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Pilgrimage body in Nigeria, most organised in the world – NCPC boss



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The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC,
Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that Nigeria has the most organized and
efficient pilgrimage body in the world.

He made this assertion in Abuja
recently while playing host to the Assistant General Overseer and Coordinator of the Northern Region of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Ezekiel Odeyemi.

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The NCPC boss posited that because of the mass movement of Christians
and Muslims to the Holy Land of Israel and Mecca, the Federal Government
had to establish both NCPC and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria
(NAHCON) to coordinate and regulate the activities of Pilgrimage in Nigeria.

Rev. Pam commended the founding fathers of this two pilgrimage bodies
as well as President Muhammadu Buhari for their support for Pilgrimage in

The No 1 Christian Pilgrim Officer of the Federation told the clergy that as
a Commission, NCPC is here to partner with all the Churches in the
country. ‘He explained that the Commission would continue to encourage
Pastors to preach messages that would elicit the interest of Christians to
embark on Holy Pilgrimage.

He further reiterated the fact that the Commission by its Act empowers it
to coordinate pilgrimages to Israel and other Holy sites around the world
such as Greece and Rome.

He urged the fathers of the faith to own Pilgrimage and drive the process.

The NCPC helmsman urged Pastor Odeyem to use his reach to appeal to
his faithful to buy into Pilgrimage and encourage self-sponsorship of
intending pilgrims.

He intimated the cleric that the Commission usually interfaces with various church leaders in order to bring them closer to the Commission and chart a

new cause for Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria in line with the Commission’s

Rev.Pam cashed in on the visit to commend the visible innovation that the
Redeemed Church of God had brought to the Ministry of God by ensuring
that the presence of the Church is well felt in every nook and cranny of the

He further commended the visionary and sacrificial leadership of its
General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye who has always been in the forefront of purposeful leadership.

Earlier, Pastor Ezekiel Odeyem told the Executive Secretary that he was in
his office to congratulate him on his well-deserved appointment.

He further informed the NCPC boss that his church the Redeemed Christian Church of God would partner with the Commission in pilgrimage.

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