Rev. Tor Uja, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), has called on pastors and the church to take charge of pilgrimage in Nigeria.
Uja made the call during the Special Convocation Programme organised by NCPC for over 1,000 pastors on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said that it was high time for the church to take over pilgrimage, adding that the Federal Government had done enough in sponsoring pilgrimage.
“Over the years the government has done enough in sponsoring pilgrimage but now is the time to take responsibility for the development of Nigeria and the building of frameworks.
“The take over includes financing pilgrimage, helping in its programme designs, helping in the development of policy and also participating in the spiritual ministries of pilgrimage and supporting pilgrims and pilgrim institutions.
“We want the church to develop a…
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