Monday, January 5, 2015

Nigerian President To Bring 30,000 Christian Pilgrims To Holy Land

Nigerian President To Bring 30,000 Christian Pilgrims To Holy Land

For there shall be a day, that the watchmen shall call upon the mount Ephraim: arise ye, and let us go up to Zion, unto the LORD our God.’ (Jeremiah 31:5)
Christian Pilgrims
Goodluck Jonathan, the first Christian Nigerian President to vist Israel, plans to lead a trip of 30,000 pilgrims to the Holy Land. (Photo: World Economic Forum/Wikimedia Commons)
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced his plans to bring 30,000 christian pilgrims to Israel. Jonathan is the first Christian Nigerian to ever visit the Holy Land.
On the trip, the president is expected to sign a Bilateral Air Services Agreement between Nigeria and Israel, making it easier for Christian pilgrims to visit, reported.
According to Nigeria state media, the first round of 2,000 Christian pilgrims arrive October 19. The president will also be joined by several members of his administration and by other governors.
“Our belief is that if Nigerians go on pilgrimage and are morally transformed, they would pursue peace and all the enemies of peace would be defeated,” said John Kennedy Opara, Exectuive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commision, according
Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria has been racked by sectarian tension for the past decade as Islamic terror groups from the Muslim north have attacked Christians in the south. But Israel and Nigeria enjoy strong diplomatic ties, with several dozen major Israeli companies operating in Nigeria.


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