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Ondo state stops sponsorship of pilgrims



Ondo state stops sponsorship of pilgrims

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that his administration has since made it a policy not to sponsor either Christians and Muslims on Holy Pilgrimage due to paucity of funds and the need for prudent management of available state resources.

Akeredolu made this known when he received the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, Reverend Uja Tor Uja on Tuesday.

The governor said that the commission should encourage churches for such sponsorship rather than looking up to government in view of the lean resources accruing to the government at the moment.

He stressed the need to encourage churches and wealthy individuals to sponsor intending pilgrims.


  1. nnenne

    September 7, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Who came up with the stupid idea BTW? Military rulers, I suppose?
    Hope the FG and other states will follow!

  2. momo

    September 7, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    very good

  3. Asake

    September 7, 2017 at 11:02 pm


    I fully support this. Stop using government money to fund pilgrimage

  4. The Real Oma

    September 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Can the whole country stopeeet already? It’s senseless!


    September 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Way to go governor. This demonstrates your willingness to show financial prudence. No State in Nigeria gains anything from sponsoring participants ( Muslims or Christians ) on these pilgrimages. This is just a waste of our scarce resources. The more reason for Nigeria to separate religion from State. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

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