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Lagos Set To Begin Airlifting Of Jerusalem Pilgrims

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Government has announced its readiness to commence the airlifting of year 2016 intending pilgrims to the Holy Land of Jerusalem, Rome and Greece.

The Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Adeola Hundeyin, who disclosed this Monday during the Dedication Service held at Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, informed that the service signified the peak of preparation for the pilgrimage.

Mr. Hundeyin assured all the intending pilgrims that the State Government had put in place necessary welfare packages and precautionary measures that would make the journey a hitch-free experience.

He urged them to imbibe the spirit of patriotism and pray for the intervention of God in the affairs of Lagos State and Nigeria.

“Keep to the guiding ethics, observe the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ and be good ambassadors of this State and Nigeria,’’ Mr. Hundeyin advised.

The Chairman, Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Bishop Sola Ore, enjoined the intending pilgrims to be open, learn new things and inculcate good values, stressing that “Whatever you see in the Holy Land that is good, copy and replicate same here in Nigeria when you return.”

While congratulating the intending pilgrims for dedicating their resources for the journey in spite of the economic situation in the country, the Bishop urged them to be spiritually minded and ensure that the resources invested into the trip would not be a waste.

He said the journey to the Holy Land provided opportunity for spiritual rejuvenation and better understanding of “what is written in the Holy Bible.”

“I expect that by the reason of this journey, you will all come back as agents of change that would bring about the much needed transformation for this country”, he added.

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