Pilgrimage to Rome: Italian embassy pledges support for NCPC 


The Italian Embassy in Nigeria, has pledged to support the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) to facilitate pilgrimage to Rome.
According to a statement shared on the twitter handle of the NCPC, the Italian Ambassador, Mr. Stefanor De Leo made the promised when the Executive Secretary of the commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, paid him a visit in his office on Friday in Abuja.
De Leo assured the NCPC boss that he would continue to cooperate and support the activities of the commission, especially in the area of visa procurement for intending pilgrims in line with operational guidelines of the embassy.
He noted that Italy and Nigeria have robust bilateral relationship that has spanned decades and stressed the need for effective collaboration between the embassy, the NCPC and the Italian Consulate in Lagos which operates independently.
Speaking earlier, Pam said his visit to the embassy was to seek further collaboration with the Ambassador.
He thanked the Ambassador for all the support the commission had enjoyed under his leadership since he assumed duties in Nigeria and promised to strengthen such mutually beneficial relationship.
The NCPC Executive Secretary disclosed that the commission plans to embark on pilgrimage exercise to Rome and Israel on October 16. 2022 and appealed for the cooperation of embassy to facilitate visa procurement for intending pilgrims to Rome.
Pam said the NCPC and the Italian Embassy have long standing relationship on pilgrimage matters over the years.


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