The Plateau Sate Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has charged intending Christian pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state while in the Holy Land, saying none of them should do anything that will tarnish the image of the state and the country at large.
The governor who gave the charge while bidding the pilgrims farewell on Sunday at the Government House, Jos, also said the pilgrims should not in any way put their safety at risk as the journey was a spiritual one and not a jamboree.
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Represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof Sunni Tyoden, Lalong told the pilgrims that they were lucky to embark on the holy pilgrimage since its suspension as a result of COVID-19, advising them to use the opportunity to pray for the state and the country.
The state’s Chairman of CAN, Rev Polycarp Lubo, thanked the governor for ensuring that the pilgrimage became a reality, also charging the pilgrims to be good ambassadors.
Daily Trust further reports that about 400 pilgrims for this year’s pilgrimage, including a spillover number from 2019/2020, will be stationed in Jordan from where they will be visiting five holy sites.