From Our Correspondent, Tel Aviv, Israel
Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, has called on the contingents of Christians from the state, who are presently on pilgrimage to the Holy land of Israel to be good ambassadors of the state, while performing the exercise.
Governor Lalong who was represented by the state Executive Secretary of Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board, Rev Fr George Gorap, made the called while receiving the first set of 2019 Plateau State pilgrims contingent at Tel Aviv in Israel, Wednesday.
He said “I am calling on you all to be good ambassadors of the state while performing your spiritual obligation here in the Holy land. The state is looking forward to your prayers to stand strong, united and remain a peaceful people in the entire country.
“No state or country that can stand outside God Almighty because with Him all things are possible. So the state depends on your collective prayers to stand strong in order to serve you better.
“My prayers for you all is that may God bless, keep and meet us at our various points of need in Jesus name and may our spiritual life be uplifted in Jesus name.” he said.
He commended the General Manager of Tabar Tour Company, Shadian Joseph, for the excellent working relationship with the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Abuja and her cordial relationship with the Plateau State Pilgrim Welfare board and promised to sustain the partnership with the company more.
Our Correspondent reports that the General Manager of Tabar Tour Company , Shadian Joseph , had while responding, commended Governor Simon Bako Lalong for promoting the spiritual life of his people in the state every year , adding that he is one of the best Governors that the good people of Israel would not forget.
She wished all the contingents a successful stay in the Holy Land and promised to give them the very best as the company would serve them throughout their stay in Israel.
THE NIGERIA STANDARD also reports that shortly after the welcoming ceremony, the 300 hundred contingents who have been shared into six groups were conveyed in their various buses to Nazareth.