Lagos govt counsels Christian pilgrims on unity

The Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board has advised Christian pilgrims from the state who have been airlifted to the holy lands of Israel and Jordan to unite and conduct themselves properly during the pilgrimage.

According to a statement on Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Sewedo Whenu, stated this during his address to the 140 pilgrims before their airlifting at Christ the Light Chapel in Alausa, Ikeja.

He said, “I want to advise pilgrims to be focused, bond, and unite as a team because unity is important to the success of this journey.

“I also enjoin them to look forward to an encounter with God through prayers and implore them to observe the laws of the holy lands, follow instructions of their tour guide and conduct themselves well during the pilgrimage.”

Also speaking, the Board Chairman of LSCPWB, Bishop Babatunde Akinpelu-Johnson, urged the pilgrims to remain focused and not lose concentration with side attractions during the exercise and observe all stipulated COVID-19 protocols.

The Board Secretary of LSCPWB, Mrs Yetunde Gbafe, said, “I commend the state government for providing the platform for a seamless journey. I want pilgrims to realise that the journey will be energy-sapping, thus they should consult medical personnel on the team in respect of any personal health issues.”

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