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Pres. Jonathan Arrives in Jerusalem for Pilgrimage – PHOTOS



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President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Jerusalem on Saturday for a two-day pilgrimage to Israel.

According to the president’s itinerary, he will observe the Sabbath Day on Saturday at the Wailing Wall, where he will pray privately before going to Mount Tabor and Mount Carmel.

Jonathan will also visit some other Christian holy sites during the pilgrimage.

During the pilgrimage, he will pray for Nigeria at an Interdenominational Church Service with the theme: “A day with Jesus for Nigeria in Israel’’.

The progamme of events indicates that other Nigerian Pilgrims will join the president during the service to pray for the well being and progress of the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Jonathan is performing pilgrimage for the second time during his first tenure.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Israel Davi Obasa received the president on arrival at the David Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv.

Others that were at the airport included Willie Obiano of Anambra, John-Kennedy Opara, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission and Jones Arogbofa, the Chief of Staff.

The president is accompanied to the pilgrimage by Obioma Onwuzurumba, Chaplain of the Presidential Villa, Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church Worldwide and Sen. Smart Adeyemi, Chairman, Senate Committee on FCT.

Members of the Federal Government delegation in the pilgrimage include the Nicholas Okoh, Primate Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Olajumoke Akinjide, Minister of State for FCT, Chinedu Neboh, Minister of Power, Sarah Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources, . Philip Aduda and Ndudi Elumelu, are also part of the delegation.

Other delegates are Gabriel Suswam of Benue and Jonah Jang of Plateau.

Here are some photos of the President’s arrival:


From Left: Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, John-Kennedy Opara; Chief Of Staff to the President, Retired Brig.-Gen. Jones Arogbofa; Chairman, Senate Committee On FCT, Sen. Smart Adeyemi And Gov. Willie Obiano Of Anambra State, Welcoming President Goodluck Jonathan at the Yafo Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv For The 2014 Christian Pilgrimage In Tel Aviv On Saturday


From Left: Rep. Ndudi Elumelu; Leader Fct Deligation, Sen. Philip Aduda; Wife of Benue State Governor, Yemisi Suswam & Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue, Welcoming President Goodluck In Jerusalem On Saturday

Photo Credit: NAN-PHOTO


  1. bruno

    October 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    ignorant over religious nigerians will eat this sh! t up. all the presidents that have ruled nigeria believed in some form of god and they stole millions and ruined this nation. I wonder what ur god has done to them for stealing our money, let me guess, Nothing.

    • Charis

      October 25, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Yes because its God that put ’em there, *rme*. Your an atheist right? You know what I think ’bout atheists? I think they are cowards. People who tend to run away from things they don’t understand rather than finding answers. People who would rather conclude the unexsistence of something because its less stressful than trying to ‘understand or believe it’. I’m a philosopher, so I’ve been around your type.; ya’ll strut around like ya’ll are wise and have been extricated from the quagmire of religion. Nah, truth is people like you my darling have deep rooted hurt, unanswered questions hence the confusion, and a bit of anger and frustration. Well truth is its only love that can fix you.

    • bruno

      October 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

      you are a philosopher. looooooool. you are a slave and you will worship the white man till you die. bye felicia.

  2. Kenny Jossy

    October 25, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    This GEJ no get style sha, see am with him cheap suit and yeye hat.

  3. ides of March

    October 26, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Hoping to see scenic photos at iconic locations not just those of the welcoming committee. Israel is such a beautiful place

  4. O g o

    October 26, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Goodluck, Arusi na eje uka.paStors and pOliticians hmmmm

  5. Charis

    October 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    @ bruno darling. Do you see now that your comprehension is quite on the low? Let your argument straddle on the back of intelligence and not on your unstable emotion.

  6. JIMS

    October 26, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Obedience is better than sacrifice.
    Holiness is better than pilgrimage.

  7. stan

    October 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    What a waste of tax payer funds (your money and mine) for A buffon president to go and continue shaming this country. Clearly the government of Isreal has no regard for thi joker. Ebola is at your door steps again and you are junketing to Isreal…

  8. UberChick

    October 27, 2014 at 9:48 am

    God is everywhere, you don’t need to go to Israel to pray for Nigeria. Goodluck must just tell the truth, he needed time off.

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