August 23, (THEWILL) – The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his commitment to exemplary leadership, in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges.
Addressing pilgrims from Enugu and Benue States who were departing for Jordan from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, Rev. Pam disclosed that Gov. Ugwuanyi is the only State Chief Executive in the South East and South South geo-political zones of the country who has so far sponsored candidates in the ongoing Easter pilgrimage to Jordan for 2021.
The NCPC Executive Secretary expressed delight that Gov. Ugwuanyi, notwithstanding the nation’s daunting challenges, such as insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic meltdown, among others, sacrificed a lot to sponsor candidates for the pilgrimage.
Pam maintained that the governor remains the only governor in the South East and South South zones to achieve this Christian profiling feat at the moment “except if Delta State pays within the next few days before the last batch leaves Nigeria for Jordan on August 22”.
The NCPC boss also applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his administration’s immeasurable contributions to the comprehensive upgrade of facilities at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, to international standard, by the Federal Government, stressing that the governor’s ingenuity has equally been manifested in the airport project.
Addressing the departing pilgrims, Gov. Ugwuanyi urged them to be of good conduct and focus squarely on the spiritual aim of the exercise and pray fervently for their various states and Nigeria, throughout their stay in the Holy Land.
Represented by his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the governor, who enlightened the people on the inherent benefits of the visit to Jordan, further advised them to be “good ambassadors of Enugu and Benue states and Nigeria”.