He said that pilgrimage has over the years been a tool for moral and spiritual transformation, noting that the Commission has included skill acquisition as part of the pilgrimage with a view to empowering the pilgrims.
He itemised Easter pilgrimage, Youth pilgrimage, Family pilgrimage and the main pilgrimage between October and December as the four types of the exercise, with an invitation to the governor to be part of this year’s ‘A Day with Jesus’ scheduled for October 25 in Israel to pray for the whole nation.
The governor who commended the Executive Secretary for being a man who has been standing in the gap for the country, noted that Opara remains one man who wholeheartedly sows towards the uplift of the country but would not mention it.
He pledged the support and prayers of the people of the state for the good works of the Commission with a promise to attend the Prayer programme in Israel in October.
Fayose who described his second coming as governor of the state as a divine arrangement, said he would continue to be grateful to God for giving him victories over all of the that confronted him.