… Distributes Welfare Materials.
The Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSCPWB), on Tuesday, tested pilgrims intending to proceed to the Kingdom of Jordan for COVID -19. The pilgrims also received welfare materials in preparation for the official airlifting.
The Board Secretary, Mrs. Florence Yetunde Gbafe, speaking at the event said the exercise was an offshoot of the ‘new normal’ as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the exercise is a prerequisite for anyone embarking on a journey outside the country.
Explaining that the exercise was conducted 72 hours before departure in line with COVID-19 guidelines, Mrs. Gbafe noted that the pilgrims enjoyed reduced costs and the Board ensured that the tests were undertaken at a renowned and credible medical laboratory.
Speaking at the exercise, a member of the Board, Sir Folusho Adekoya, noted that the tests undertaken by intending pilgrims were an essential factor in determining those who would eventually be airlifted to the Holy land.
He urged the tourists to the Kingdom of Jordan to comport themselves during the journey, saying “you must be very accommodative to stay with somebody in a room, you have to be tolerant because you are going to be a watchdog for each other. Be your brother’s keeper”.
In the same vein, Pastor David Deile, a Board member also encouraged the intending Pilgrims to partake fully in all the spiritual exercises such as morning and evening devotion.
Present at the event were the Special Adviser to the Governor (Christian Religion), Rev. Olubukola Adeleke; Lagos State Chairman (CAN), Bishop Stephen Adegbite; Presiding Chaplain, Chapel of Christ the Light, Ven. Ezekiel Oluwadare; renowned clergy, top government officials and Board members, amongst others.