The second batch of three hundred and fifty eight Christian pilgrims of Adamawa indigenes have been airlifted to the Holy land of Jerusalem on Sunday with a call on them to be good ambassadors of the state.
Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla was at the Yola International Airport to bid them farewell. He was at the airport till 11pm when the aeroplane took off.
Governor Jibrilla while addressing the pilgrims inside the plane shortly before their departure, advised them to see their journey as a spiritual one and concentrate on performing all the pilgrims rites while in the Holy land.
He added, they should not do anything contrary to what takes them there and shun acts capable of soiling the image of the state and the country at large in the Holy land.
The Governor urged them to pray fervently for the country’s peace, security and prosperity and its leaders for God’s guidance and wisdom in leading the country. Wishing them journey merciesto the Holy land and back home.
While bidding them farewell, the Governor shook hands with each pilgrims as he or she board the plane.
Some of the pilgrims who spoke to The Scope lauded the effort of the state Governor for his commitment in ensuring a successful exercise to the Holy land of Jerusalem. They commended the governor for his benevolence and kind gesture in sponsoring the highest number of Christian pilgrims in the country.