The Adamawa State Governor, Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has flagged off the airlifting of over 15000 Christian pilgrims in Adamawa state.
At Yola International airport, the venue of the event, Bindow enjoined them to be good ambassadors of the state by demonstrating the character of a good Christian.
While shaking hands with 356 pilgrims who departed with the first flirt yesterday around 8:45am, he pleaded with them to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire country, for God to take the country out of economy recession soon.
The Executive Secretary Nigeria Christian pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev Tor Ujah who officiated the flagging off with entourage from Abuja, appreciated the effort made by Governor, who has made history in the entire country by sponsoring over 1500 people to the holy land of Israel.
According to him this even, the first of its kind in the history of Adamawa State since its creation, for a Governor to sponsor people of this magnitude, to Jerusalem for spiritual exercise.
“Bindow is a friend of the church, what he did, it has never been done since the inception of this state, he made us proud even in the entire country. He is the only Governor that is able to sponsor people of this number to Israel.”Puja said
He Further said that Governor Mohammadu is indeed working, as he can see development here and there, unlike before in the state
He specially thanked the Governor and present gifts. He asked the cheering faithfuls to stand up and say a special prayer for him to succeed.
”Your excellency may God bless you, for what you did. May you forever be remembered for good, May God answervyou what you have not asked for, your God will open doors for you to the right and to the left, May Adamawa state be the head and not tail, may Adamawa leaders be the heads and not leaders.”Puja prayed