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‘Delta won’t sponsor pilgrims twice’


As preparations for the 2016 Christian pilgrimage to Israel gathers momentum, the Delta State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that it was already putting in place stringent measures to ensure that those who had benefited from the state government’s sponsorship to the Holy Land were not availed such privileges this year.

The Executive Secretary of the board, Rev. (Prof.) Oke Akokotu, told our correspondent that it was an offence for a particular individual to enjoy such a privilege more than once, while there were millions of Deltans (Christians) who were looking forward to such opportunity, but were being denied.

The Executive Secretary appealed to government officials, political stalwarts and Christian leaders in the state who had the privilege of nominating intending pilgrims to the Holy land to ensure that their nominees were those who had never enjoyed government sponsorship.

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