The Executive Secretary of the Nasarawa State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bar. Musa Aloko said Nasarawa State government has sponsored 100 Christian pilgrims to perform 2017 pilgrimage.
The head of the Board disclosed this during a press briefing, the Executive Secretary said pilgrimage is an obligation not an opportunity cost in the lifetime of every Christian faith.
“Pilgrimage is an obligation for every believer to satisfy the spiritual diet that will justify the risk of the Journey”.
He described pilgrimage as a tool for uniting the Nigerian people and the world to make an impact and to make the content of Christian pilgrimage effective.
Bar. Musa Aloko buttressed that the pilgrims Board has taken a holistic drive for a new paradigm for pilgrimage in Nasarawa State.
“Our major mischief is in shaping pilgrimage to reshape Nasarawa State, our primary mission, therefore, is to light up the skyline with a true testimony of Christ with fundamental objectives of bridging intolerance in the country”.
The governor has approved N67m on 100 Christian pilgrims including 5 pilgrims fine for late payment of fares.
“We have private individuals that paid for themselves this brings the total number of 2017 Christian pilgrims to 108”.
“Previously governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura used to sponsored not less than 50 pilgrims and now under my able leadership the number increased at once”.
Bar. Musa Aloko lauded the governor for appointing him as the headship of the Board, promising that the Board under his leadership would do the needful to meet up to the dateline of 8/11/2017 slated for the screening and inoculation of pilgrims.