.. Inaugurates Federal medical committee for 2020 pilgrimage
The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC, Rev. Yakubu Pam has lauded the Governor of Plateau State, RT. Hon. Simon Lalong for his role in actualizing the commencement of commercial flight operations from Abuja to Jos.
Rev. Pam particularly noted with enthusiasm the recent signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the government of Plateau State and the Max Air Airline which has resulted to the commencement of the commercial flight operations with the inaugural flight slated for Monday, 28th September, 2020.
He commended the Governor for this giant strides and for being a pace setter in making the dreams of plateau people a reality.
He stressed that the commencement of flight operations from Abuja to Jos will surely attract new investments and business activities in the Home of Peace and Tourism.
He equally stated that with this development, the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos would soon witness a beehive of activities which would culminate in the upgrade of the airport especially the expansion of its run way to accommodate Air Bus Aircrafts.
The NCPC boss also enjoined the peoples Governor to ensure that the Yakubu Gowon Airport is upgraded to International status so that Plateau Christian Pilgrims and other neighbouring states in the North Central will be airlifted from Jos to Israel directly.
He congratulated Gov Lalong for this feat and urged him to be focused and should not be distracted by the enemies of progress.
He also congratulated the good people of Plateau State for the historic inaugural commercial flight operations from Abuja to Jos, which he said would be a relief to the peace loving and tourism friendly people of Plateau State.
Meanwhile, the executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, has inaugurated the Federal Medical Committee for the 2020 December Pilgrimage exercise to Israel, Rome and Greece.
The NCPC boss informed the Committee members that their selection was based on the guidelines of the Commission for the selection of members and the criteria was carefully followed.
He stressed that their faith in the Lord was also one of the criteria for appointment into the Committee.
Rev. Pam further stated that the committee provides a veritable platform for them to serve their fatherland. His words: “it is a privilege for you to serve your country”. He urged them to perform this onerous national assignment with their best of ability.
The NCPC boss congratulated the newly inaugurated members of the Federal Medical Committee and admonished them to be diligent and faithful in their service to the Nigerian Pilgrims. According to him, “you should not fear face; you should discharge your duty faithfully”
He intimated them that the Commission is hopeful that this year’s December general pilgrimage exercise to Israel would be excellent in terms of quality service, security and general organization.
Rev. Pam urged the members to acquaint themselves with the terms of reference which would serve as a guide in the discharge of their assignment.
The terms of reference include; to ensure strict compliance to COVID 19 protocols at all the departure airports, to coordinate the procurement of drugs for the pilgrimage in line with approved budget, to handle all medical cases during pilgrimage operation in Nigeria, Israel, Greece and Rome, amongst others.
In his remarks, the chairman of the Federal Medical Committee, Dr. David Aturo thanked the NCPC helmsman for considering them worthy to serve the Commission and the nation.
He assured that his members would carry out their assignment diligently.