Three members of the 2019 Delta State Delegation to Jerusalem Holy Pilgrimage absconded on arriving the Holy land.
Reacting to the report, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa called for thorough screening process devoid of sentiments to prevent future recurrence of pilgrims absconding on arriving the Holy land.
The Governor spoke at the swearing of Apostle Sylvannus Okorote as his Special Adviser on Religious Matters along with the inauguration of seven boards in Asaba.
“The issue of people absconding in Jerusalem rather than going for the purpose for which they were sent there for is becoming very worrisome and a lot of work is to be done to check this trend; there have been information showing that 3 persons absconded in their pilgrimage trips; there will be an investigation to look into the sources where the recommendations for these individuals came from because such incidence is very embarrassing and that is unacceptable from our state, so the process of screening for pilgrimages must be one that is thorough; one that is devoid of sentiment and when we find those responsible for this mishap they will no longer be allowed to make recommendations now and in the future” He said.
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