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Anambra charges pilgrims against absconding

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INTENDING pilgrims to Israel are currently undergoing their screening exercise and about 200 persons have been screened.
The state government is strictly concerned about the fact that over 13 pilgrims absconded last year, and this created a bad image for the state and for those who are going there with good intentions.

Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke who spoke to the 2018 intending pilgrims, urged them to ensure that they are traveling for the right reason, and meet the right group of people.

“The National Pilgrim Board is performing another re-screening exercise to curb absconding, if you are going there for greener pastures, you could be arrested,” he warned.

Dr Okeke was addressing members of the Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board, who recently paid a courtesy visit to the Government House, Awka, to intimate the state government on their activities for the past three years.

Speaking during the visit the Board Chairman, Prof. Steve Ibenta, appreciated the state government for instilling good governance and also brought to the notice of the state government that their tenure in office has elapsed, and commended government support for the past 3years.

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