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Christians to pay N3m for 2024 pilgrimage

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Ahead of the 2023/2024 main pilgrimage to Rome and Greece, the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission has released the cost and breakdown of the package for the exercise.

According to the statement on Friday by the commission’s Director and Head of Media and Public Relations, Celestine Toruka, a letter dated 28th December 2023, addressed to the chairmen and secretaries of all the states Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards, the commencement date for the exercise is slated for the end of this month.

The commission puts “the pilgrimage cost to Rome and Greece at N3,000,000 per pilgrim”.

It noted that “the amount covers return flight, hotel accommodation, three-course meal per day, and tours of holy sites in both Rome and Greece in Executive luxurious buses for six nights and seven days”, stressing however that the cost is not inclusive of pilgrims traveling allowances.

The commission urged the states that had previously paid for Israel and Jordan to work on making up the difference to participate in the pilgrimage to Rome and Greece.

“The commission enjoin states and private pilgrims to make payments before services are rendered on or before the last day of January 2024″, the statement added.

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