Kwara State Deputy Governor, Elder Peter Kisira, has implored Nigerians to be religious tolerant, spiritually matured and morally upright to build an egalitarian society.
Elder Kisira made the call Monday at the thanksgiving service organised for the State 2016 Pilgrims to Israel, Rome and Greece held at Calvary Baptist Church, Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin.
The Deputy Governor noted that a peaceful, harmonious and spiritually sound society was needed to ensure peace, progress, development and prosperity in all ramifications across the nation.
He commended the State Pilgrims for their conduct and spiritual upliftment whIle in the Holy Land urging them not to relent in projecting the gospel and the State positively.
“From reports reaching me on this year`s pilgrimage, your conduct and spirituality while in the Holy Land is very commendable. I want to inform you that the State Government is very proud of you all, you are indeed an excellent group. Please keep it up” he averred.
Elder Kisira charged the pilgrims to be shining examples to others to justify their huge expenditure and self-sacrifice on the pilgrimage.
The Deputy Governor called on Christians who are yet to under the exercise to pray for it, desire it and work towards it.
He declared “to all who have come to share in the joy of today, I declare in the name of the Lord that it will soon be your turn”.
Elder Kisira used the occasion to register the sincere gratitude of the Christian Community in the State to commend Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for his support towards the successful execution of this year`s exercise.
The Deputy Governor also praised the Executive Secretary, management and staff of the State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board for a brilliant and successful outing.
In his exhortation, Bishop Israel Afolabi Amoo called on the pilgrims to focus their attention on Jesus Christ and be the light to the people to positively touch the life of others.
In his address of welcome, the leader of delegation, Reverend Julius Adesina described the experience as fulfilling adding that the Pilgrims were well behaved and comforted themselves well while in the Holy Land.
Over 90 self-sponsored pilgrims participated in the exercise.