The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC Rev. Tor Uja has inaugurated Metropolitan Coordinators who will head the newly created Metropolitan offices across the Nations at the NCPC Corporate Headquarters, Abuja.
Speaking during the Conference of Metropolitant and Zonal Cordinators with Management and Desk Officers in Abuja, the Executive Secretary explained that the reason for the creation of the Metropolitan offices is to take pilgrimage to the people and cause both the Church and Christian Community to own Christian pilgrimage.
The NCPC helmsman stressed the need for the Church to invest on pilgrimage and to be strategic Stakeholders who would quicken the Christians in Nigeria to own and to participate in Pilgrimage as a regular and normal Christian activity.
He stated that it is important for Pilgrimage to be a blessing to Nigeria and should open doors for revival to the Church: in his words “If pilgrimage does not revive the church then it will not make much meaning”. He added that pilgrimage should solve problems, open doors for blessing and also create opportunities for services and ministry that would help develop the country.
Rev.Uja emphazised that Nigeria is expending a lot of man power, finances and energy in the pilgrimage sector and as such deserves to receive the impact of pilgrimage in all corner of the country.
The NCPC boss explained that the Commission is working out plans to make pilgrimage an exercise that Christians would have a deeper spiritual relationship with God and contribute to the development of Nigeria which the world would benefit from.
He hinted that NCPC is in a dialogue with the Israeli authorities to make Nigeria benefit from the great gifts that God has given to Israel and vice versa.
Rev. Uja charged the Coordinators to use the Bible as the greatest instrument in promoting pilgrimage and to build up people in the values of Jesus Christ.
6 Metropolitants Coordinators were inaugurated to head Lagos, Abuja, Asaba, Port Harcourt, Kano and Awka Metropolitan Zones, the Sokoto and Gombe Metropolitant Heads would be appoint and inaugurated in a later date.