A seven man delegation from Ghanaian Ministry of Religious and chieftaincy Affairs have arrived Nigeria for a 3 day working visit to Understudy Officials of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission on how best to run such an agency.
The delegation led by Ghanian minister of Religious and Chieftaincy Affairs. Mr Samuel Koffi Dzamesi was recieved by the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission Rev Tor Uja. At the Arrival wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
Speaking on what informed the visit, The Ghanian Minister said that Ghana has recently began Pilgrimages to the Holy Land and other holy cities noting that since Nigeria was well ahead in this area it was an opportunity to Learn from those doing it.
” Last year we decided to embark on National pilgrimage to the Holy Land and other Holy cities. We have been able to do the first pilot Programme but you Know Nigeria started Pilgrimage sometime back and Ghana has been very much interested in the Way Nigeria has gone about the administration of this pilgrimages to the Holy Land. So we decided from the inception to the extent that we informed His excellency the Ghanaian President Akufo Addo who is also very much interested in making sure that the Pilgramme Programme is successful. We decided that we will come to Nigeria and meet the Personnel that are In charge of the Pilgrimages Commission and understudy them since Nigeria and Ghana have similarities in challenges and solutions.”
On some of the key areas of the interest the minister says that in terms of population Nigeria is far ahead of Ghana so if Nigeria can do it successfully it will be better for Ghana to understudy the process to overcome avoidable mistakes.
” Since our brothers in Nigeria have taken the lead and they have been able to solve some Problems, we don’t have to start by facing those Problems, it is better to come to Nigeria and study our brothers and sisters to know the problems they have gone through and how they solved them so that when we go back to Ghana we will be able to have a very good start with the pilgrimage project and we will be able to put our own in shape and maybe even do it better.”
On his Part the Executive Secretary Rev. Tor Uja said the Activities of his guest During these 3 Days working visit will include, having a technical critical session with the NCPC officials and strategic stakeholders, visits to some Strategic Government Ministries and top Government Officials.
there are on three day working ICOC to understudy our Christian pilgrimage process to replicate it in Ghana.
They are expected to depart Nigeria for Ghana on Thursday.