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Akeredolu tells Christians to separate Pilgrimage from business trip

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Akeredolu tells Christians to separate Pilgrimage from business trip

 

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has called on Christians to separate Holy Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from business trips in order to maintain the sanctity of Christian fate.

The Governor said this, during a courtesy visit by the officials of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission led by its Executive Secretary, Rev. Dr. Uja Tor Uja at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor office in Akure,

Akeredolu encouraged the commission to separate religious activities from business trips to the holy land in Israel in order to maintain its mandate.

The governor who appreciated the spiritual activities of the commission which he said had brought a real soul lifting messages of hope and mercy of God to His people.

While reacting to the request of the commission for sponsorship of Christians on pilgrimage, the Governor said, the commission should encourage churches for such sponsorship rather than looking up to the government.

The governor who assured that the board of the Christian Welfare Board would soon be constituted. however noted that it has since been a State Government policy not to sponsor either Christians and Muslims on Holy Pilgrimage due to

However, he noted that it has since been a State Government policy not to sponsor either Christians and Muslims on Holy Pilgrimage due to the paucity of funds and the need for prudent management of available state resources.

He stressed the need to encourage churches and wealthy individuals to take up the challenge.

The Governor charged Christians to continue to pray for Nigeria and the well-being of citizens.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Revd Dr.Uja Tor Uja had described Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as an embodiment of humility and therefore prayed for the success of his administration.

The Executive Secretary used the opportunity of the visit to pray for the State Government and presented a souvenir of the commission to the him

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