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Plateau threatens to take legal action against absconded pilgrims



By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos

Plateau State Government has threatened to henceforth take legal actions against any pilgrim that absconds from the holy ground .

Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Rev  Fr George Gorap, disclosed this to our correspondent in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Friday.

Gorap warned that, “from henceforth any pilgrim who abscond from the holy land in Israel, his or her guarantor would be made to face the full wrath of the law as contained in the pilgrimage form .

He said that the board would henceforth also penalise any person caught selling any pilgrimage form.

The cleric said that the organisation has put in place procedures that will make it difficult for pilgrims to elope while in the Holy Land.

“It  is expected  that Christian Pilgrims to Jerusalem, Israel for December 2020 are to undergo  robust screening exercises to ascertain their eligibility to embark on the holy spiritual exercise.”

Gorap disclosed that in 2018, the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong sponsored 1,700 persons and one person absconded. “Last year, the state government again sponsored 1,200 persons and three persons absconded, this year because of the challenges of COVID 19, we are yet to get any notice from the Israel government , however we are preparing and our governor, Simon Lalong has indicated interest to sponsor people for pilgrimage .

“However if we would have to, then  all pilgrims from the state  must provide a guarantor to stand as surety for them before they will be allowed to perform these important spiritual exercises this December,” he said.

He said the Plateau State government is working hard to ensure that abscondment while on pilgrimage becomes a thing of the past.

He commended the Plateau State Governor for leading in the sponsorship of Christians on Holy pilgrimage to Israel and for advancing the cause of Christian pilgrimage in Plateau and in Nigeria as a whole.

He affirmed that the governor had sponsored the highest number of pilgrims from 2018 to date.

Gorap also commended Lalong for sustaining lasting peace in the Plateau, adding that with peace in Plateau, businesses would thrive and investors would be attracted to invest in the state

He called on the governor to remain focused on his developmental strides .

The Nation

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Taking to social media, Deji Adeyanju advised his fellow men to be careful of the girls they sleep with. According to him, some of them are walking native doctors that can destroy a man’s life.

He wrote on Twitter;

”Dear men, be careful of sleeping with these girls. Some of them are walking native doctors they will destroy your live with juju & others with false allegations if their plans don’t work. Don’t think you can play a fast one & break their heart. Be careful.”

Comrade Deji Adeyanju had recently stated the reason why he would want to see Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-rufai, to be Nigeria’s President for 4years.

Adeyanju wrote on Twitter that if El-Rufai becomes the President of Nigeria, many people would end up in jail, as according to him, the governor takes delight in sending people to Prison.

He further wrote that Nigerians would be jailed for even the slightest offense like asking why the governor is short.

Read his Tweet:

I will like El-rufai to be President for just 4years so that many of you can enter prison like us and feel what we feel. He will build prison in every LGA. If you dare ask him why he is short, you will enter prison.


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