The pilgrims will also visit Rome and Greece.
Speaking during the departure ceremony, which took place at the Board’s office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the Chairman of the State’s Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Oludotun Ogunseye, assured the intending pilgrims that government has made adequate provision for their welfare to ensure that their stay in the Holy land was stress-free and memorable
The clergy urged them to be of good conduct during the trip, adding that there should be a positive and marked difference in their old lifestyles on their return from the pilgrimage.
The Board Chairman enjoined them to always remember that the exercise is for spiritual rebirth and not a jamboree, asking them to shun all acts that could tarnish the image of the State.
While commending the Governor for his philanthropic gesture, the Bishop enjoined Christians to co-operate with his administration in his “Mission to Rebuild” so that the State could become a reference point in socio-economic and infrastructural development.
The pilgrims are expected back in Nigeria by December 21.
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