The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has concluded plans to formally flag off the 2019 general pilgrimage to Israel and Rome on December 1, 2019.
The flag-off ceremony scheduled to kick off in Lagos will witness the inaugural flight for intending pilgrims from Lagos state.
The intending pilgrims would be in the first batch to be airlifted to Israel for the 2019 general pilgrimage.
The flag off was earlier scheduled for 17th November 17, 2019, but had to be shifted due to operational reasons.
The theme of this year’s general pilgrimage is “Engaging Christian Pilgrimage for National change and Development.”
Flagging off on the 1st December, 2019 means that this year’s general pilgrimage would officially commence in earnest from that date with the airlift of intending Pilgrims to the Holy land in batches.
A statement by the Head of Media Unit of the NCPC, Mr. Celestine Toruka, explained that this year’s general pilgrimage will cover only two destinations namely: Israel and Rome.
Toruka also said that the 2019 general pilgrimage was expected to run from December to January, 2020, adding that all logistics had been put in place by the Commission for a hitch-free pilgrimage.
The NCPC urged intending pilgrims to the Holy Land this year to be guided by the Commission’s corporate slogan, which is “Proclaiming Christ, Serving Nigeria”, as they embark on this spiritual journey of a lifetime.