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Religion Wed, 28 Feb 2018

Ghana gets Nigeria's support for a successful pilgrimage

A seven-member delegation from the Ministry of Religious and Chieftaincy Affairs have embarked on a trip to Abuja to understudy Nigeria's pilgrimage system.

The three-day working visit led by the sector Minister Mr Samuel Kofi Dzamesi will, among other important duties, be used to take some important measure deployed the Nigerians to run their pilgrimage system.

The delegation on Tuesday were led on a courtesy visit by the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev Tor Uja to meet with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

He said that Ghana in the past had impacted greatly in the development of Nigeria in terms of education, adding that both countries were brothers with a lot of similarity.

“You are in the right place, I am happy you came to Nigeria to understudy our pilgrimage, when we started ours, it was under ministry of foreign affairs, we did not relegate it but put a lot of effort,he said.

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“I believe a lot are here for you to learn, we are ready to support you in order to overcome the challenges faced during your first general pilgrimage exercise.

“I believe Nigeria’s peculiarity will suit your country, we are together as brothers and sisters, together in west together in AU and others but the only time we have rivalry is during soccer.”

In his remarks, the Minister for Religious and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, said Ghana fell behind Nigeria in pilgrimage system.

He said that the three days would enable them understudy Nigeria’s pilgrimage system in order to build on the NCPC model and achieve the success Nigeria had achieved over the years.

Source: ghanaguardian.com