Plateau To Airlift 1100 Intending Pilgrims  To Holyland -Rev Fr George Gorap

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Yakubu Busari

 

The Plateau State Christian  Pilgrim  Board have concluded preparation  for the  2019 Airlift  of at least no fewer than, 1,100 intending pilgrims to the  Holyland .

 

The Executive Secretary  of the  pilgrims  ,Rev. Fr George Gorap in an interview with our correspondent at their headquarters in Jos on Monday  disclosed that the state  government  sponsored 700 ,while the Local Government Areas sponsored 300 intending Pilgrims.

 

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Rev.Gorap said  the delay in  getting the international passports  to all intending Pilgrims from the  immigration is given the board  serious  concern .

 

 

He added that one female  who hailed from  Mangu Local Government Council  absconded  last year  while  in holy-land which  is the  only  indigene in record  of numbers  Pilgrims in Plateau State usually  absconding them.

 

Rev Fr George Gorap debunked allegations of lopsided numbers  of seat allocated to his friends and family members  in 2019 as baseless.

 

According to him, the forms given to those  intending pilgrims to fill and submit  is not from his office  directly  ,the ministry  of Local Government  and Chieftaincy Affairs  and the state  government  handle  their  own.

 

Speaking  on his alleged  financial recklessness as   the  executive secretary  of board  ,the Rev Fr George explained further that there is no memo  which  will be approve by the  governor   and  through the governor  memo are send to the executive secretary office .

 

 

He stated that the  governor  gave Plateau youths 100  seats  to Jerusalem just  to complement his Campaign  promises  to them

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