5th September, 2011
The Lagos State Government has issued a deadline for the completion of the requirements for this yearâ€™s Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem and as such, urged all intending pilgrims to also complete all payment and submit all forms on or before 5 September to avoid disqualification.
Secretary of the Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mrs. Funke Adepoju, who made the appeal, said the deadline became imperative in view of the recent directive from the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Abuja, that the pilgrimage be concluded within the calendar year.
She disclosed that the last batch of administrative and medical screening for intending pilgrims from Lagos State has been scheduled for 12 and 13 September at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, by 8 a.m.
The secretary enjoined all intending pilgrims to submit and pay up all necessary fees within the stipulated time to enable the commission to fast-track the processing of their application forms.