By Annang Bako
Kaduna (Nigeria) — Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) Saturday, in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, flagged ‘Win A Trip To Israel (WATTI) promo and Special Prayers for its leadership.
Christians United For Israel, represented by Reverend Albert Samson said that WATTI Promo was a well thought out idea, for its opportunity to the less privileged Christians to visit Israel and witness some wonders of God.
He said though there was no particular instruction in the Bible making the visit to Israel obligatory, it is important to embark on the pilgrimage, because it makes faith in God stronger and a pilgrim gets to connect with Bible stories and places mentioned.
According to him visit to the Holy Land has been a source of blessings to many as it helps them to be spiritually focused and connect to God to receive healing, breakthrough and blessings.
During the event, prayers were offered for the President Muhammad Buhari and Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, as well as the law makers and other political office holders.
Also speaking, Director-General, Nigeria Lottery Regulatory Commission, Emmanuel Jemimiwa, said many decisions in the Word of God, came from lottery.
He quoted from the book of Joshua 18:10, where he said land was shared through casting of lots.
He added that when Jesus was crucified, the soldiers casted lots to divide his garment.
“In the book of Jonah, lots were also cast to determine who was responsible for the storm at sea, which fell on Jonah,” he said.
He appreciated the NCPC Executive Secretary for initiating the promo, stressing that the Nigeria Lottery Commission was proud of him for the initiative.
“This pilot scheme you are witnessing was conceived in 2015. I urge you to key into this scheme.
“Through the efforts of the NCPC Secretary, the scheme was supported and nurtured to maturity.
“This is a scheme that is transparent and there is no. doubt that accountability shall be recorded,” he said.
Representative of NCPC, Arch Bishop Numel Baba said that Christian Pilgrimage in the past was not a government affair untill about 40 years ago.
“If we don’t support NCPC, to sustain pilgrimage, it will die. Christians should accept the disengagement of Kennedy in good faith. He is Christoan and would always support the scheme as a good Christian,” he said.
“It would be recalled that on Friday, the Executive Secretary of NCPC, John Kennedy Opara was relieved of his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.“
Adams Aduku with ticket number SEO12142310400, emerged the first winner in the WATTI Promo.