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24th May, 2016.
L-R: Pioneer Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. John Kennedy Opara presenting the Hand over note to the new NCPC helmsman. Mr. Tor Uja at NCPC Corporate Headquarters in Abuja yesterday.

NCPC new helmsman takes charge

The new Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. Tor Uja assumed duty at the Corporate Headquarters of the Commission on Monday.

At a short handover ceremony with the Pioneer Executive Secretary of the Commission, John Kennedy Opara, he congratulated him for his years of profitable and sacrificial leadership. He prayed that the Lord will uphold him in his future endeavours.

He assured the former NCPC boss that he would move the Commission forward beyond where he met it. His words: "Anywhere you stop, we will make it better". He added, "I am going to be interfacing with you". He promised to make a progressive link with the staff to move this nation forward.

Mr. Uja who had addressed the management team of the Commission earlier, said he believes so much in the efficacy of prayer. His words: "I believe that if we have the attitude for prayer, I know Nigeria can be helped".

He appreciated all the good works that have been done in the Commission over the years. According to the New NCPC boss "I think the Commission has done well in creativity and advancement".

Mr. Uja affirmed that his administration would market Jesus Christ and his value here and globally. He equally promised that he would ensure that those who have contact with the Commission have deeper understanding of Christ.

He also maintained that Christians should be in the vanguard of promoting Nigeria, and would want the Commission to market Nigeria so as to bring back the dignity of our dear country.

Earlier in his remark after handing over to the new Executive Secretary, the pioneer Executive Secretary of NCPC, John Kennedy Opara briefed the new NCPC boss on the journey so far, especially how the Commission rose from grass to grace.

Mr. Opara stated that God helped the Commission to establish a system that worked very well.

He described NCPC as "Centre of Excellence". He stressed the need for Mr. Uja to have a robust synergy with stakeholders, stressing that government is a continuum and a process.

The Former NCPC boss hinted that the Bilateral Air service Agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and State of Israel was signed in 2013, but there was need for its activation to reduce hours pilgrims spend while flying to Israel.

Mr. Tor Uja is a seasoned Journalist and a Missionary.

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