The 261 pilgrims from Ogun State have departed to the holy land, Jerusalem, with a charge on them to exhibit good behaviour that would aid personal covenant and relationship with God.
Speaking shortly before the departure at the Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta, Secretary to State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi emphasised the importance of good behavioural traits, as a prerequisite to manifesting good deeds in life, appealing to the intending pilgrims to be worthy ambassadors of the State and nation at large.
“One of the greatest challenges inhibiting the manifestation of great works in our various lives is our behavioral pattern. As you are all embarking on a spiritual trip to the holy land, Jerusalem, I appeal to you all to be of good behavior, represent the state well, and by extension the nation”.
The State Scribe, who described the spiritual exercise as an expedition of wisdom sharing, knowledge acquisition and understanding of the bible, appealed to the intending pilgrims, not to see it as a holiday, rather they should explore the holy land to align acquired spiritual teachings with the bible.
Mr. Talabi thereafter urged the intending pilgrims to respect and obey the State’s tour guide and should report any official found wanting on duty, adding that government would support with a token to complement their spending.
In their separate submissions, Ewusi of Makun, Oba Timothy Akinsanya and Alado of Ado, Oba Solagbade Tijani, both in Sagamu Local Government Area of the State, said it was their first time to the holy land, a great opportunity and a dream come true, reassuring that the contingents would be of good conduct and not disappoint the State government in any form.