FCT Minister Advocates Early Mobilisation For 2016 Christian Pilgrimage

In order to utilize fully the pilgrims’ allocation to the Federal Capital Territory, the FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has urged the FCT Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board to as a matter of urgency commence the early mobilization of intending pilgrims for the next pilgrimage exercise to Israel. TodayNG reports

The Minister made this call while receiving the report of 2015 Christian Pilgrimage from the FCT Ministerial Delegation in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.
The Minister said that the call has become necessary to enable the Federal Capital Territory to enjoy fully the number of allocation from the National Christian Commission.
According to him, “I encourage you to try as much as possible to meet up whatever allocations have been given to you from the National Christian Commission”.

His words: “There are times when it might be a bit challenging for you to even get your right allocation. Usually, decision makers will always have to look back and see what was the historical trend; if historically you have not been meeting up with whatever has been allocated to you, chances are that at the time when you want some increases, you find that it becomes very difficult to get.”
Bello advised the Board to encourage people to start saving towards the spiritual journey because the reality now is that it’s not possible for one to just bring out the funds hundred percent at once.

He assured that all the issues raised in respect of last year’s pilgrimage in the report would be looked into and that his Administration would support the Board to achieve all set goals.
The Minister appreciated the Board’s performance during the last year’s Christian pilgrimage to the holy land.

Presenting the report, the leader of the FCT Ministerial Delegation on 2015 Christian Pilgrimage, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda revealed that a total number of 358 formed the FCT contingent to the 2015 Pilgrimage.
He disclosed that 1,200 seats were however allocated to the FCT by the National Christian Commission.