In its bid to ascertain genuine intending pilgrims for April/May 2018 pilgrimage to Israel, the Ogun State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (CPWB) has commenced its screening execrise.
The Chairman, Screening Committee and a representative of Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Mr. Adetunji Adetoye, disclosed in an interview with newsmen at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, that the exercise was in compliance with the laid down rules and regulations of the NCPC and also to ascertain the medical condition of the intending pilgrims before embarking on the trip.
Adetoye noted further that the screening would also motivate the intending pilgrims ahead of the spiritual exercise and access their sponsorship eligibility as well as bank statement and guarantors.
While shedding more light on issues pending to age limit, he said the intending pilgrims must not be less than 30 years and must be close to their sponsors to guard against abscondment.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Pastor Wole Odejobi, said the screening has recorded 100 percent success with the discovery of some impostors whose intentions were mainly to abscond when they arrived in Isreal.
He enjoined Christians from different denominations to be truthful and use the exercise as a genuine avenue serves their God.