The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. John Kennedy Opara has inaugurated a 14 Man Federal Medical Committee for the 2015 Christian Pilgrimage exercise.
Mr. Opara explained that the members of the Committee were appointed based on merit and competence. According to him, “For the first time I have changed all the committee members and went through your qualifications to ensure that all of you that are selected merited it’’.
He stressed the need for the committee to be faithful and loyal and be committed to their work, according to him, “God is the one that has called you to do this assignment and if you are faithful the Lord will lift you up”. He added that Leadership does not change who you are but rather it reveals who you are”.
The NCPC helmsman urged Members of the Committee to ensure that the selection process of Medical Team are based on Merit not by who you know, according to him, “I know it is not easy, many people will try to persuade for unmerited favours but do not compromise”.
Mr. Opara informed members of the Committee that the Commission would introduce Online Medical Examination this year to enable every medical personnel to participate irrespective of their places of residence.
He encouraged them to put God first in all they do and possess the spirit of Team work and excellence.
In his response, The Committee Chairman, Dr. Joseph Ahmedu thanked the Executive Secretary for giving them the opportunity to serve the Commission. He averred that the committee would put in their best to ensure that they carry out their terms of reference efficiently.