As part of efforts towards ensuring cost effectiveness, the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), said the commission will establish six special pilgrimage zones to bring pilgrimage nearer to the people.
This cost-saving measures according to the commission with hope will generate resources and secure equipment to run the commission.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Tor Uja, made the assertion at the just concluded Conference of Pilgrimage Leaders and Managers of Nigeria, tagged “Developing Christian Pilgrimage in Nigeria”.
He said “We have introduced a lot of cost-saving measures in running NCPC and we are tapping from other sources. We are set to make things cost effective so that nothing draws too much from our budget.
Uja also called on well-meaning Nigerians, and Christians in particular, to rise up and be productive so that the present economic situation would not bring the country to a standstill.
He advised that Nigerians should always showcase good leadership capacity which would help in re-defining the economic structure of the country.
Also speaking, Rev Magaji Jirapye, Chairman of Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board (CPWB), Taraba State, said Nigerians should learn to protect their interests and be proud of Nigeria to make it great.
The Chairman, Gombe State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board. HRH. Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II affirmed that this was the first time a first class traditional ruler would be on the board of the State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board