THE newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. Tor Uja assumed duty at the Corporate Headquarters of the Commission.
Mr Uja congratulated the pioneer Executive Secretary of the commission, John Kennedy Opara for his years of profitable and sacrificial leadership in the commission, while praying that the Lord will uphold him in his future endearours.
The new NCPC boss assured Opara that he would move the commission forward beyond where he met it, saying that “Anywhere you stop, we will make it better. I am going to be interfacing with you.”
Uja promised to make a progressive link with the staff to move this nation forward.
The new Executive Secretary of NCPC, who had addressed the management team of the Commission earlier, said he believes so much in the efficacy of prayer, saying: “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, affirming that “I think the Commission has done well in creativity and advancement”.
Mr. Uja, a seasoned Journalist and a Missionary, said that his administration would market Jesus Christ and his value here and globally, while promising to ensure that those who have contact with the Commission have deeper understanding of Christ.
While promising to market Nigeria, to bring back the dignity of our dear country, Uja enjoined Christians in Nigeria to be in the vanguard of promoting Nigeria.
Earlier in his remark after handing over to the newly appointed Executive Secretary, John Kennedy Opara briefed the new NCPC boss on the journey so far, with emphasis on how the commission rose from grass to grace.
Opara, who stated that God helped the Commission to establish a system that worked very well described the commission as “Centre of Excellence.”
He encourage Uja to have a good 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.