- Another country has been added as a destination for Nigerians who want to go on religious pilgrimage abroad
- According to Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, the Jordanian government has opened its doors to Nigerians
- Before this latest development, the only pilgrimage destinations available to Nigerians was Israel, Rome and Greece
In what will give Nigerian Christians more options to choose from, the kingdom of Jordan has now been adopted as one of the permanent destinations for citizens to visit for pilgrimage.
This was disclosed by Mary Gana of the public relations department of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, in a statement made available on Facebook.
The statement disclosed that the agreement was reached after Yakubu Pam, the executive secretary of the commission met the Jordanian minister of tourism and antiques, Nayef Alfayez.
According to the statement, Nigeria had only three pilgrimage destinations which were: Israel, Rome and Greece.
The secretary said this was achieved after the Jordanian government opened its doors to Nigeria.
He added that the new development would further boost relationship between Nigeria and Jordan in the area of peace, tourism, agriculture and technology.
Christian youth group hails Reverend Pam's leadership style
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that some Nigerian youths under the auspice of the Young Christians Forum of Nigeria on Wednesday, May 19, commended the leadership style of the executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, Reverend Yakubu Pam.
The youths in their numbers called on public office holders across ministries and agencies in Nigeria to emulate Reverend Pam's exemplary lifestyle and leadership prowess.
In its strategic report recently released and seen by Legit.ng, the YCFN said the commission has since the appointment of Pam recorded unprecedented successes.
The report signed by its president, Reverend Enya Peter, the group said the cleric has imbibed transparency, accountability and probity in NCPC's operations since he assumed office as the executive secretary of the commission.
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Buhari appoints Yakubu Pam as executive secretary of Christian Pilgrims board
Legit.ng had reported that Reverend Pam was appointed the executive secretary of the pilgrims' commission by President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
The clergy's appointment, the presidency said, is aimed at sustaining his reconciliatory pre-disposition in his new position as the executive secretary of the commission.
Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission denies appointing Tonto Dikeh
Also, in a recent development, the commission had denied its appointment of Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh as its ambassador.
The commission's denial followed claims by the actress that she was appointed an ambassador for her contributions to society.