Pilgrimage, religious ritual not jamboree – NCPC boss

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Bishop Stephen Adegbite
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Bishop Stephen Adegbite

 

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Bishop Stephen Adegbite, has said pilgrimage is not a jamboree, but a ritual embarked on by Christians seeking the blessings of God.

Adegbite stated this on Monday at a Church service in Abuja, organised to commemorate his recent appointment by President Bola Tinubu.

He stressed that the motive behind pilgrimage is for the people to go and return spiritually rejuvenated and become better citizens.

Adegbite said that those who had undertaken the religious rite came back with lots of testimonies on how God touched their lives and healed the sick.

He assured that pilgrimage would no longer be business as usual, but those that are dedicated to their work will be rewarded.

The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Michael Adewale, during a sermon, urged the new NCPC boss to seek the face of God for directions in his national assignment.

The Clergy said that, for the NCPC boss to succeed he must carry everybody along and must not deviate from the mandate of his office (NAN)

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