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Buhari appoints executive secretary for Christian Pilgrims Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC).

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Saturday informed that until his appointment, Rev Pam was the chairman of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Board.

A biography of the Executive Secretary which was contained in the statement provided that Rev Pam was born on February 20, 1960 in Gyel, Jos South LGA of Plateau State and holds a first degree in Christian Education.

It said as an ordained Minister, Rev Pam brings to the position more than 30 years of leadership experience in the Christian community, coupled with a deep understanding of promoting inter-religious harmony and conflict resolution in the northern parts of the country.

The statement added that the cleric has held many leadership positions in the church, including chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of Northern Nigeria (which includes the 19 Northern States and Abuja) from 2016 to date, Vice President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, 2013 to date and District Superintendent, Jos mainland Assemblies of Nigeria, 2010 to date.

He also served as chairman, Plateau State Inter-Religious Council; and chairman, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Committee, Plateau State.

His appointment took effect from June 26, 2020 for a period of five years.

President Buhari urged the Executive Secretary of the pilgrims board to sustain his reconciliatory pre-disposition in his new position.

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