Anambra State Government spends N374m on 805 pilgrims


Anambra State Government spent N374million in sponsoring 805 pilgrims for the 2014 and 2015 pilgrimage to the Holy land, just as 14 pilgrims went on personal sponsorship, according to sunnews.

Dr. Levi Monanu, Chairman of Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (CPWB), made the disclosure shortly after a thanksgiving service held by the board in Awka.

We recorded no flight mishap, no pilgrim got injured or missing in the Holy land; all participated actively in the activities and fulfilled the purpose for which we went to Israel and returned safely,” he said.


He commended the state government for supporting the board, noting that the state was first to embark on agricultural and leadership training in Israel.

Governor Chief Willie Obiano, in his remarks commended the contingents for representing the state well and assured that government would continue to support in building spiritually filled citizens.

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[ says: Why do Nigerian governments keep wasting money sending people to Israel or Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage. When a lot of workers have not been paid, there is high unemployment and the infrastructure of the country are in a dire state. These pilgrims should be made to sponsor themselves or if they don’t have money to embark on their said mission they should go and pray in their local Churches or Mosques]

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