The New Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Ambassador Uriel Palti has promised improved collaboration with the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) for more robust Christian Pilgrimage exercise. He disclosed this recently during his first official visit to NCPC Corporate Headquarters, Abuja.
In the words of the Ambassador: “I will do everything that I can to ease pilgrimage and let more and more pilgrims come to Israel”. He further assured, “I will work hand in hand with NCPC in order to make pilgrimage easy”.
Amb. Palti also assured that the Israeli government is favourably disposed to ensuring that the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with Nigerian is signed in no distant future.
The Israeli Ambassador described Nigeria as his “First Home”, he therefore thanked the Executive Secretary of NCPC, Mr. John Kennedy Opara for the great friendship he demonstrated to him, his family and to Israel.
He explained that one’s friend is youself. He posited that it is important to treat our friends as you would treat yourself. According to him: “This is the essence of the Bible and this is the way I feel about the Executive Secretary”.