By Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau state contingent of intending Pilgrims to the Holy Land has been charged to imbibe the spirit of kindness and transparency, while in the Holy Land.
Our correspondent reports that, about 579 intending Pilgrims are expected to participate in the 2017 Christian Pilgrimage from Plateau state, out of which 300 are sponsored by the state government.
Commissioner for Lands and Surveys, Mr Festus Faunter, who is leader of the delegation, disclosed this during an orientation organised for the intending Pilgrims at COCIN Headquarters, Jos, over the weekend.
He urged the Pilgrims to be committed and remain focused to God’s faithfulness, while in the Holy Land.
The Commissioner assured the government that, they would remain focused on prayers, for the restoration of peaceful coexistence of plateau state and Nigeria at large.
According to him, the state government urged all the intending Pilgrims to focus more on winning souls and to lay emphasis on God’s teaching of holiness and commitment to humanity.
While describing the 2017 Pilgrims as the most organized in the history of Plateau state, which were carefully selected – with proper arrangement, Mr Faunter was emphatic that a ‘safety catch’ has been put in place to ensure that nobody absconded during the exercise.
He further urged the intending Pilgrims to pray for the government of Plateau, for the restoration of peace and progress of the state.