The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christians Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr Yakubu Pam has urged intending pilgrims to Jerusalem to pray fervently for the country and its leaders while in holy land.
Pam made the call on Friday while bidding farewell to 300 intending pilgrims from Delta and Borno States at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
He also urged them to pray for peaceful and successful conduct of the coming general elections.
The pilgrims departed Abuja to Israel and Jordan .
Pam cautioned them against smuggling illicit substances to the Holy land and any act that can tarnish the image of Nigeria.
“You must avoid anything that would tarnish the image of the country while carrying out the spiritual activities in the Holy land,” he added.
The NCPC boss expressed happiness that pilgrims from Delta and Akwa-Ibom had returned to Nigeria without any negative incident after their visit to the Holy Land.
“I am happy that about 300 of you that departed the shores .of this country on 16th January have all returned without any single case of abscondment,” Pam said.