By EJIME UDUEME
The title of Jordan Pilgrim has been conferred on pilgrims from Delta State that participated in the 2020/2021 pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan in the Middle East.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC Reverend Yakubu Pam conferred the title on Delta Pilgrims at the closing ceremony of the ten-day exercise held at the Dead Sea Spa Resort in Jordan.
Reverend Pam lauded the pilgrims for being good ambassadors of Nigeria and for recording zero abscondment and enjoined other States to emulate Delta.
He charged the Jordan Pilgrim title bearers to be real mirrors of Christ by being a change agent with their lifestyle in the Church and the society at large.
The Executive Secretary commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for not only investing in infrastructure but the spiritual growth of Christians in Delta State through yearly sponsorship of pilgrims to the Holy land.
He said following the governor’s magnanimity, Delta has remained number one Christian state in South South and South East States in the spiritual exercise.
He told the pilgrims to reciprocate government’s gesture by being supportive of its policies and programmes.
The Chairman, Delta State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board Archbishop Cyril Odutemu thanked God that no pilgrim absconded and advised the pilgrims to use the spiritual knowledge garnered to positively affect the state.
Archbishop Odutemu thanked Governor Okowa for making the trips possible through provision of money for the airlift of both batch A and B as well as other logistics and assured him of continuous prayers from christians for the good of the state.
Some of the pilgrims who spoke with our correspondent Ejime Udueme in Jordan said the spiritual exercise afforded them opportunity to see Holy sites in the Bible.
The closing ceremony featured presentation of certificates to participants and cutting of cake.
The pilgrims are back to Nigeria after eleven days spiritual exercise in Jordan.