Israel-Hamas w+r: NCPC abandons Israel for Turkey as 2024 Christian pilgrimage destination

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, (NCPC), has announced Turkey as one of its latest pilgrimage destinations in the coming year 2024.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Reverend Yakubu Pam, said this at the Third Annual General Staff Retreat of the Commission with Partners from Turkey, held in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

According to Prime Business Africa, the NCPC had in October announced the suspension of all pilgrimages to Israel and Jordan as a result of the ongoing war between Israelis and Hamas.

Prior to that announcement, the NCPC was scheduled to fly intending pilgrims to Amman, Jordan, to stay there for four days before traveling to Israel, but the trip was canceled due to the conflict that arose.

“A team from the Commission visited Turkey this year and even last year to exploit a Christian holy site in the Middle-East country. Expectedly, the Concluded to include Turkey as one of the latest additions to our pilgrimage destinations,” Rev. Pam said.

While commending President Bola Tinubu for the support given to the commission, Reverend Pam, pledged that the commission, under his leadership, will continue to ensure that the welfare of staff remains a top priority.

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission has already visited the Christian Holy Sites in Turkey, and this retreat is part of its strategic plans for leadership transformation and productivity.


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