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In Bauchi State Govt. will continue to sponsor pilgrims

The governor said that the state would do everything possible to ensure that the people of the state participate in this year's pilgrimage.

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Gov. Muhammad Abubakar of Bauchi State has said that the government will not relent in the sponsorship of pilgrims to the holy land in spite of its lean finances.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Celestine Ogugua, the Head of Media, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.

Abubakar, according to the statement, said this in Bauchi during a sensitisation visit by the Executive Secretary of NCPC, Mr. John-Kennedy Opara, and his federal commissioners.

The governor said that the state would do everything possible to ensure that the people of the state participate in this year's pilgrimage.

"It is the responsibility of the state to continue to render its social and religious obligations to both Christians and Muslims in the state,’’ he said.

He thanked the Bauchi State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for standing by him during his election into office.

"Bauchi State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has remained true to the promises they made to me during the elections and I promise to carry them along in my government,’’ he said.

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