Nigerian Christian Pilgrims to the holy land of Jordan have been admonished to return to the country as agent of peace as well as contribute meaningfully to the development of the nation.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam gave the indication in Jordan during the maiden Jordan Pilgrims ceremony for the first batch of Pilgrims who arrived Jordan on 25 July and had completed their Pilgrimage circle in the middle east country.
In a signed statement by the NCPC, Head Media and Public Relations, Celestine Toruka, Rev Pam called on the Pilgrims to go back to Nigeria and be agents of light and transformation to the glory of God.
While commending the active role played by the Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan who allowed himself to be used and be part of history, the Rev Pam reiterated that the occasion is so unique as Nigeria is turning the history of Jordan around.
He also affirmed that insecurity in Nigeria would soon be a thing of the past.
“The blessings of Pilgrimage is not for us alone, but let it be a blessing to your father land” He said
Rev Pam who posted that the President of Nigeria cannot govern Nigeria alone admonished the pilgrims to join hands with the government to move the nation forward and change their mind set towards government as they return back home.
In his remarks, the Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan, Amb.Faruk Yabo said he was excited and very proud of the way and manner the Pilgrims conducted themselves in the Holy Land of Jordan.
Ambassador Yabo who further reaffirmed that Nigeria and Jordan have an excellent relationship,said the middle East nation is a good country blessed with many Holy Sites.
The Ambassador emphatically declared that the power of prayer should be what Nigeria would be looking for because therein lies the solution to our problems.
In his admonition to the Pilgrims, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) who served as the spiritual leader of the 2020 Pilgrimage to Jordan,His Eminence, Dr Samson Ayokunle who stated that it was a unique privileged for the Pilgrims to have walked the paths where the Saints walked advised the pilgrims not to allow the name of the Lord to be maligned as they have been blessed from the holy land.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of certificates of Jordan Pilgrims to the dignitaries and the Pilgrims.