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Airlifting of Christain pilgrims to start Jan. 29

Posted by By Sun News Publishing on 2008/01/23 | Views: 443 |

Airlifting of Christain pilgrims to start Jan. 29


The Presidential Committee on Christian Pilgrimage led by the Prelate of Methodist Church, Nigeria, Dr. Ola Makinde will on Monday January 29 in Abuja flag-off the airlifting of Christian pilgrims to Isreal.

The Presidential Committee on Christian Pilgrimage led by the Prelate of Methodist Church, Nigeria, Dr. Ola Makinde will on Monday January 29 in Abuja flag-off the airlifting of Christian pilgrims to Isreal.

Indication to this according to a statement by the secretary Media committee, Ogun State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Ayokunle Ewuoso emerged, during the meeting of the media committee with the chairman, CPWB held at the board’s secretariat, Abeokuta .

Addressing the committee members, the chairman, Ogun State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu, said arrangement had been concluded by the presidential committee to start the airlifting of pilgrims latest by the end of January.

“Representative of the state CPWB was in Abuja last week and we got the information from the presidential committee on Christian pilgrims that the national committee would flag off airlifting of pilgrims on Monday 28th of this month in Abuja, what this means is that starting from the 29th of this month the first batch of pilgrims would be air borne,” Sanyaolu stated.

Apostle Sanyaolu who equally doubles as the chairman of the media committee stated that arrangements were in top gear to ensure that pilgrims from Ogun State are part of the first batch that would leave for Isreal by the end of this month, adding that pilgrims from the state had been split into two batches, with the first batch having 350 pilgrims while the second has 291.

The chairman pointed out that in line with the preparation for the 2007 Holy pilgrimage to Isreal, the board has organized pre-departure activities starting with a farewell church service which holds on Friday January 25, at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Omida, Abeokuta .

Other events according to him include a seminar for the 621 pilgrims with the first paper entitled “the spiritual benefit of the Holy pilgrimage” to be delivered by Pastor Julius Akinrinade, chairman worship committee while Dr Taiwo Sogunle, leader of the medical team to Isreal delivers the second paper entitled “Health of the pilgrims in the holy land” with the last paper entitled: “Security of pilgrims in the Holy land,” to be delivered by the Board’s executive secretary, Mr Joe Onabanjo.

Apostle Sanyaolu stated that the pre-departure activities would be rounded off at the valley – view Government House Auditorium, Abeokuta with the Governor’s Charge adding that all activities of pilgrims would be managed by various committees put in place by the board.

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Olusola Okhiria Nee Sodunke(Newport, Newport, UK)says...

This is a great piece of history, which is dear to our hearts as people and very much appreciated.

Many thanks to the people who worked hard in the past and those who are still making efforts to keep the institution.

The labour is obviouly worth it. We are proud of you all.

A lot still to be done, with the motivation of the champions of this course, others will follow as well to maintain the institution

May God continue to keep the edifice for development of future generations to the glory of God and the benefits of our fatherland.

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