Bauchi State Government says it would no longer sponsor pilgrims to Jerusalem in view of the present economic challenges.
The Executive Secretary Bauchi State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Daniel Shawulu, disclosed this on wednesday when the North East, All Progressives Congress (APC) Women Leader, Fatima Maicibi, paid him a courtesy call in his office.
Mr. Shawulu said the present economic challenges in the country informed the decision of government to stop state sponsorship of intending pilgrims to Jerusalem in Israel.
“In view of the shortfall of revenue in the state necessitated governments to change tactics in their spending by considering only projects that are of importance to the people,” he said.
Mr. Shawulu called on the management of various churches in the state to sponsor worshipers to pilgrimage instead of total dependence on the state government.
Mr. Shawulu called on Christians in the state to support the present administration to enable it take the state to greater heights.