Lagos State Government have advised Pilgrimage to Isreal not to abscond, and to be law abiding citizens throughout their stay all through the trip.
Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Adebunmi Adekanye made this known at the 2019 dedication service for November/December 2019 pilgrimage exercise, asking the pilgrims to comport themselves and be good ambassadors of Lagos State.
According to Mrs Adekanye ’We have done all screenings for them, especially the medical screening , that is why we are having these service for them .We believe we shall come back safely. We advise them to comport themselves as good ambassadors of the country and of lagos state. We have learnt a lot in the Bible and we shall see all of these.’
Executive Secretary of Lagos Christian Pilgrims Board Mrs Florence Yetunde Gbafe while addressing journalist after the service said Over nine hundred pilgrims will leave for Jerusalem .
’We have three batches ,the first batch will leave December 1, while the second batch leaves December 3rd and the last batch for Isreal is slated to leave December 10. Those going to Rome will leave separately. The welfare package for the pilgrimage include clothing , bags and mayflower, something to warm themselves because they are going during the winter, something to warm themselves up. We have Nurses and Doctors also going with them.’
Mrs Gbafe advised pilgrims to go empty and come back full to influence the society, be good ambassadors of Lagos. She also advised them to take the lesson of humility , what Jesus preached.