The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Reverend Tor Uja, has inaugurated the Federal Medical Committee for the 2016 Christian Pilgrimage to Israel, Greece and Rome.
While inaugurating members of the committee at the NCPC corporate headquarters, Abuja. Reverend Uja admonished that the word of God is the only answer man’s problems. His words: “We need to put the word of God in our hearts”.
He explained that mercy and truth are important in Christian teaching, stressing that only truth could set a man free.
The NCPC boss affirmed that healing is spiritual but added that modern medicine had helped to improve the health status of the people. He stressed the need for the medical committee to always put their trust in God. He tasked them to demonstrate leadership qualities in the curse of their assignment. His words: “I will like all of us to see ourselves as leaders to give our nation help”.
Reverend Uja called on Nigerian medical professionals to see their profession more as a calling than a career. He stated that it would be a shame to take people on pilgrimage to any country and over there issues of health challenges are detected. Thus, he called on them to carry out medical advocacy to enlighten people on health related issues.
He further urged them to ensure they give attention to the spiritual. ‘I will like this committee to provide attention to spiritual and mental health”,
He explained that serving Nigeria should be a thing of joy and pride as Nigeria is a covenant nation. He said: “your labour to Nigeria will open the door to the future”.
He stated that he was optimistic that God would help them achieve their objectives to make NCPC and Nigeria proud. He explained that though the committee was working behind schedule, but would be able to make the necessary adjustments to achieve their target.
Dr Ahmedu further assured that his committee would review the programme of activities of the committee and fast-track the selection of the Federal Medical Team.
The chairman promised to be fair and just to everybody. According to him: “if you do not meet the cut-off point, you won’t be involved”. He emphasized that the process of the Federal Medical Team must be followed strictly. “As Christians, we should be seem doing the right thing”. He urged members of the committee to shun anything that would bring the country to shame considering the fact that their assignment is both offshore and onshore.
Dr Ahmedu assured the NCPC boss that his committee would strive to ensure that the objectives of Christian Pilgrimage are achieved.
The 12-man committee drawn from professional medical personnel from different health institutions across the country.