By Ngozi Nwankwo
Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC has formally released the cost and breakdown of the Pilgrimage package of the 2023/2024 Main Pilgrimage exercise to Rome and Greece.
In a letter dated 28th December, 2023 and addressed to the Chairmen and Secretaries of all the States Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards, signed by the Director of Operations, Mr Abu Okpanachi for the Executive Secretary of NCPC, Rev Dr Yakubu Pam, the commencement date for the pilgrimage exercise is slated for the end of this month.
The Commission explained that the cost of the 2023/2024 Main Pilgrimage exercise to Rome and Greece is #3 million per pilgrim.
According to the NCPC, the amount covers return flight, hotel accommodation, three -course meal per day and tours of holy sites in both Rome and Greece in Executive luxurious buses for six nights and seven days.
The Commission stressed that the cost is exclusive of Pilgrims Traveling Allowances, PTA.
Furthermore, the Commission stated that the States that had previously paid for Israel and Jordan are to make -up the difference to enable them participate in the Pilgrimage exercise to Rome and Greece.
It, however, advised private pilgrims to step up efforts to key into the Rome and Greece Pilgrimage exercise by downloading the Commission’s pilgrims form via our Website www.ncpc.gov.ng or obtain the forms from any of its zonal office in Gwagwalada, FCT, Enugu, Yola, Kaduna, Port – Harcourt and Lagos or at the NCPC Corporate Headquarters, Garki 2, Abuja or any nearest State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards.
The Commission enjoined States and private pilgrims to make payments before services are rendered on or before the last day of January, 2024.