The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen cooperation with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) towards strengthening national unity.
NCPC’s Executive Secretary, Rev. Yakubu Pam, made the pledge when NAN’s management team led by the Acting Managing Director, Alhaji Biola Lawal visited the commission in Abuja on Thursday.
Pam said that there was need for the two organisations to collaborate in promoting the core values and engagements that promote unity and progress among Nigerians.
He said that promoting national unity would position Nigeria as a strong and viable country in the comity of Nations.
“There is no better place to stay than this country, we represent the image of this country internally and externally.
“Our behaviours leave an impression about us, so we must collectively package our country, I urge you to portray us in good light,” he said.
The NCPC executive secretary commended NAN for its positive roles in portraying the country in good light, saying, “I am glad to see people like you who showcase the good side of the country to the outside world”
Pam urged Nigerians to exhibit religious tolerance and promote inter-faith relationship in their dealings with others in the interest of national unity and development.
Earlier, NAN’s Acting managing director said the management team was at the commission to enliven an age-long relationship between both organisations.
Lawal said that NAN and NCPC had worked in collaboration for a long time, adding, “there is the need for the two agencies to strengthen such partnership”.
“As an agency, we are ready to work with you, our duty is to inform the public. We are here to let the world know your achievements,” he said.
NAN reports that Pam, former Chairman, Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Board, was on July 7 appointed NCPC executive secretary by President Muhammadu Buhari. (NAN)