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Monday, 29 July 2013

Be patient with pilgrims NCPC boss task medical team

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. John Kennedy Opara has tasked the Medical Team for the 2013 Christian Pilgrimage Exercise to demonstrate a high degree of patience with the pilgrims while in the Holy Land. The NCPC boss stated this at the weekend during the Medical Examination for the selection of medical Team for this year’s pilgrimage exercise conducted by NCPC in Abuja. According to the NCPC helmsman, “no matter how difficult the pilgrims may be, you have to be patient with them”. He added, “We will do everything to make sure you are comfortable, please do not let us down”, he stressed.

  He explained that every one of the Medical Personnel would be given the opportunity to participate for the 2013 Christian pilgrimage depending on their performance.
Mr. Opara further stressed that pilgrimage is a tool for Moral and Spiritual transformation thus he urged the medical personnel to join forces with the Commission to help in actualizing this spiritual content of NCPC by rendering selfless service to the pilgrims and at the same time activating the transformation agenda of Mr. President.

He equally intimated the Medical Personnel that the Commission now has three dimensional aspects of pilgrimage – October-December, Easter pilgrimage and now family pilgrimage. He explained that any of the selected Medical Team could serve in these aspects.

He harped that the best four Medical Personnel must be selected from each state this year. He stated that participants in the exams are at liberty to petition the Commission if they felt dissatisfied with the conduct of the exams.

He maintained that those medical personnel who had participated in the Medical Team in the last three years would not be allowed to participate in this current exercise in order to give room for others to also participate.

Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Chairman of the Federal Medical Committee, Dr. Amedu Joseph Omale stressed that selection of the Medical Team would be strictly on merit and that every one of them would be given the opportunity to participate in the exam.
The Medical Personnel that took the exams were Medical Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and Laboratory Scientists.  About 1000 candidates participated in the exam and results are being expected by first week of August.
NCPC Media.