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14th December, 2016.
The Acting Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission (FCC), Dr. Shettima Bukar Abba (l) presenting FCC handbook to the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Uja Tor Uja when the latter paid him a courtesy visit at FCC Headquarters in Abuja.


The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja has said that the Commission would establish pilgrimage orientation centres in the six geo-political zones next year.

He disclosed this recently in Abuja during an interactive session with the Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Dr. Shettima Bukar Abba, and his Management team.

He informed that the orientation centres when fully established would help the commission to camp and train the intending pilgrims on both developmental and spiritual content of pilgrimage.

Rev. Uja also informed the Acting Chairman that within his five months stint in office, has been able to create six special pilgrimage zones in order to bring pilgrimage nearer to the people, "especially now that the commission strives towards engaging our people more", he stressed.

He explained that the Commission is a relatively small organization with representation from the six geo-political zones.

According to the NCPC boss, " believe in the nationality and greatness of this country". He added: "I believe that those who will get involved in our services will do this nation proud."

He requested the Commission to ensure that the 1999 constitution of Nigeria as amended should be distributed nationwide. He explained that this would help the people to know more about the constitution which would help in building a healthy nation.

He affirmed that the Federal Character Commission (FCC) is truly at the heart of this nation and as such the Commission should be able to teach the people fairness doctrine.

Earlier, the Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Dr. Shettima Bukar Abba, informed the NCPC boss that the Commission is saddled with two important key mandates which include the issue of equitable distribution of employment opportunities in the MDAs and the even spread of economic amenities and infrastructures across the country.

He explained that the commission must maintain equity, fairness and justice in the discharge of its mandate.

He affirmed that the constitution has given the Commission the powers to prosecute erring agencies of government which fails to abide by the laws setting up the Commission, but according to him, the Commission would rather prefer to build relationship and understanding.

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