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Pilgrims ex-boss canvasses coordinated approach to COVID-19


Former Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Reverend Tor Uja, has canvassed a more coordinated approach in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

He stated this in Makurdi, Benue State, adding, “There must be a closer working relationship between the federal and the state levels and I think the task forces are the great instruments through which this can be achieved.” 

Reverend Uja prescribed that the state task forces sustain regular reports to the national task force in order to enhance closer monitoring of what is going on in every part of the country so that collective decisive steps are taken to stem the tide.


He commended the efforts so far taken by the federal and state governments, the sacrifice of medical workers, the media as well as the Christian community and called for sustainability and upgrading until the pandemic is overcome.

The former executive secretary noted that with the country’s huge population and the fatalities so far recorded it was clear that outstanding successes have been recorded in tackling the global health challenge in the nation.

“We need to transfer our experience to the world, to let them know what we’re doing to make our fatality so low and to make even our infection this low.

“At every point despite our successes, we keep looking out to other parts of the world for solutions they are adopting and they are not working and then we abandon our own solutions that are working,” he stressed.

Reverend Uja enjoined Christian leaders to rise to the challenge by providing appropriate leadership at the national and global levels, noting that the world was seeking answers, which only the Church could provide.


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