GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Governor says Bauchi will continue to sponsor pilgrims

By News Express on 04/09/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,526


Governor Muhammad Abubakar of Bauchi State has said that the government would not relent in the sponsorship of pilgrims to the holy land in spite of its lean finances.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Head of Media, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Mr. Celestine Ogugua and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.

Abubakar, according to the statement, said this in Bauchi during a sensitisation visit by the Executive Secretary of NCPC, Mr. John-Kennedy Opara, and his federal commissioners.

The governor said that the state would do everything possible to ensure that the people of the state participate in this year's pilgrimage.

“It is the responsibility of the state to continue to render its social and religious obligations to both Christians and Muslims in the state.”

He thanked the Bauchi State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for standing by him during his election into office.

“Bauchi State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has remained true to the promises they made to me during the elections and I promise to carry them along in my government.”

Opara, in the statement, described the governor as a man of courage, honour and integrity, who God had chosen to serve the people of Bauchi State.

He commended him for reducing the cost of governance in the state since his assumption of office and urged other state governors to emulate him.

“The way you cut the cost of governance is quite inspiring and that is the way to take the state to greater height of achievements.”

Opara intimated his host that the commission now runs four pilgrimage programmes annually which include Easter pilgrimage, Youth Pilgrimage which was launched this year, Family pilgrimage and the main pilgrimage.

He informed Abubakar that skill acquisition was included into pilgrims’ activities as a way of ensuring that the commission creates jobs for youths.

He further said that over 1,000 youths embarked on pilgrimage this year and were exposed to skill acquisition in the area of agriculture.

“We want to tap into the wealth of knowledge of Israel in agriculture, so that when our youths return, they would be able to create jobs for themselves and employ others.”

He said that the commission is currently partnering with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) to encourage those who are spiritually rich, but materially poor undertake pilgrimage at little or no cost.

“We want to ensure that every Christian buys the lottery tickets; the money generated from the tickets would be used in sponsoring those who are lucky to win the raffle draw at no cost to the federal and state governments.” (NAN)

•Photo shows Gov. Abubakar

 

Source News Express

Posted 04/09/2015 04:57:42 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
SON nabs major dealer in expired items

Panel report on killings during Rivers re-run election,...

Pipeline vandals dare Buhari, vow further attacks

Benue lawmakers berate FG for alleged lukewarm attitude...

Death sentence: Businessman to be hanged for killing...

Nigerian Government full of corrupt people —Osinbajo

Nyanya bombing: Allah will disgrace the perpetrators —JNI...

20 kidnap, robbery suspects in police net

Boko Haram closes in on Gulak (Adamawa), loses...

We bought bulletproof SUV for N62m, not N298m...

Heavy rain displaces 2,000 in Katsina

FG to stop fuel importation in 2019 with...

 

Latest News Leadership crisis rocks Buhari campaign organisation Int’l Criminal Court considers petition on Nigeria’s N11tn electricity sector scam Police Inspector jumps into well after killing colleagues Buhari receives Osinbajo report on Babachir, Oke Apostle Suleman bags Doctorate Degree in US, receives key from Atlanta Mayor Child suicide bomber kills 4 defence personnel in northern Cameroon Lawyers demand resignation of Rivers Police Commissioner Nigeria plans N193bn Treasury bill sale next week Youths protest escape of ritual suspect from police custody Edo, Delta govts depriving Egbema kingdom of entitlements: EYPF president Rooney retires from international football Dangote, Niger State strike $450m sugar production jumbo deal

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (272,693 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (254,600 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (206,899 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (174,620 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (173,483 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (154,974 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (134,193 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (125,259 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (118,227 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (109,567 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (108,857 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (101,410 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,665) Business Verdict (20) Columnists (728) Complaints & Requests (92) Enterprise & Opportunities (174) Entertainment (353) Features (479) Global Business Monitor (172) International (1,498) Interviews (128) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (68) News (27,692) Opinion (787) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,869) Religion (600) Sports (1,310) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari's National Broadcast

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!