Jonathan’s Pilgrimage To Israel Will Mark A Turning Point For Nigeria – Akpabio

Posted: October 31, 2013 in Politics

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2ND-R), SIGNING THE VISITORS' REGISTER AFTER VISITING THE JERUSALEM OLD CITY LAST FRIDAY. WITH HIM ARE FROM LEFT: CAN PRESIDENT, PASTOR AYO ORITSEJAFOR; EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS COMMISSION, MR JOHNKENNEDY OPARA AND THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, AMB. URIEL PARTI.

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2ND-R), SIGNING THE VISITORS’ REGISTER AFTER VISITING THE JERUSALEM OLD CITY LAST FRIDAY. WITH HIM ARE FROM LEFT: CAN PRESIDENT, PASTOR AYO ORITSEJAFOR; EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS COMMISSION, MR JOHNKENNEDY OPARA AND THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, AMB. URIEL PARTI.

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom says President Goodluck Jonathan’s participation in the 2013 Christian pilgrimage to Israel is a turning point in the spiritual rebirth of the country.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Aniekan Umana, in Uyo on Wednesday.

“I believe strongly that being the first historic pilgrimage by any president in Nigeria since 1914 would be a turning point for our country.

“I know that past Heads of State and Presidents who were Muslim had undertaken pilgrimages to Medina and Mecca.

“This being the first pilgrimage by a Nigerian leader to Jerusalem, I believe that God is going to look at Nigeria favourably and our lives would never be the same again.

 

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