Nigeria: Kebbi Increases Allocation for Christian Pilgrims

Governor Usman Saidu Dakingari

Governor Usman Saidu Dakingari

(THE DAILY TRUST) Birnin Kebbi — The Kebbi State government has increased the seats allocation for Christian pilgrims 30 to 100.

Governor Usman Saidu Dakingari disclosed this when the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission Mr. John Kennedy Okpara visited him.

He said, “My administration has increased the 30 seats usually allocated to Christians by government for pilgrimage to 100. The gesture is aimed at ensuring that adherents of the two major religions are treated in the same manner”.

The governor added that the relationship between the government and Christian community in the state is cordial.

He charged Christians and Muslims to continue to live in peace and harmony with one another in the overall interest of the country.

“My administration will continue to encourage people to perform their religious obligations,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Executive Secretary of the commission Mr. John Kennedy Opkara said their visit to the state was part of their sensitization tour in preparation for the 2013 Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

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