The comprehensive data is needed to ascertain the genuine intention of those performing the pilgrimage.
Intending Christian pilgrims to Israel and Rome from Ogun State have been asked to provide detailed and accurate biodata to officials of the National Christian Pilgrims Commission, NCPC, in order to have a stress-free pilgrimage.
The Federal Commissioner in charge of the NCPC, South -West, Adefarati Taire, made this charge in Abeokuta while addressing the first batch of the intending pilgrims during a screening exercise.
According to her, the importance of giving accurate data cannot be overemphasized as it would help both the pilgrims and officials of the commission to make adequate plans for a hitch-free pilgrimage.
While advising them to adhere strictly to tenets of the Christian faith, Mrs. Taire charged them to shun all acts that could tarnish the image of the state and be good ambassadors of the country during the pilgrimage.
The Chairman, Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board in the State, Oludotun Ogunseye, said the screening exercise is mandatory for intending Pilgrims.
Mr. Ogunseye held that a comprehensive data is needed to ascertain the genuine intention of those performing the pilgrimage in order to forestall cases of defection.
He said that the intending pilgrims will also undergo medical examination during the screening. He assured that the Board would work round the clock for a hitch free holy pilgrimage.