By Vincess Okushi
Ahead of the 2024 Main Pilgrimage exercise, the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission’s boss Rev. Yakubu Pam has led the state’s delegation to Rome and Greece, on a pre-visit tour for adequate preparation and planning.
A statement signed by
Celestine Toruka,
Deputy Director/Head Media and Public Relations Rome, Italy
17th December 2023 said the delegation arrived in Italy on Saturday, 17th December 2023, and expected to visit some of the important holy sites and inspect some of the hotels that would be used by the intending pilgrims for the forthcoming Pilgrimage exercise which would commence by early next year.
The delegation arrived at FiuatMcinoo IInternational Airport Rome at about 1:30 pm time tiandad was warmly received by the ground handlers.
The delegation is being led by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev Dr Yakubu Pam.
The delegation is billed to inspect and visit some important Biblical Holy sites in Rome and Greece but would spend four nights in Rome before departing for Greece.
While in Rome, the delegation would visit Mamertine Prison, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum the  Roman Forum, the  Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, amongst others.
The delegation comprises, the Permanent Secretary General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Maurice Mbaeri, NCPC director, and Chairmen and Secretaries of the various states Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards.
The visit before the Commission and its States Pilgrimage Leaders and Managers decided to engage Rome and Greece in their next pilgrimage following the ongoing war between Israel and Gaza.

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