NCPC to set up multi-billion Naira heritage centre—Rev. Uja
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission; (NCPC) Reverend Tor Uja has said that his vision was to make the commission financially independent.
Reverend Uja who stated this in an interview in his office, Abuja stressed that he would love to create an environment in which the pilgrims would on their own perform pilgrimage without any form of support from the government.
The Executive Secretary with just a couple of months in the office said he was already working out the structures that would make the initiative realizable.
Part of his plans, he stated would be to integrate the churches and the community in such a way that they would have access to pilgrimage information and segmenting the exercise to accommodate various groups.
He said he would only need a five-year grant from government after which the commission would start paying dividends to the Federal Government adding that within the same period he would commission would build a Pilgrim Heritage Farm and Conference Centre.
The farm according to him would have live stocks section, birds and fruits which would be producing in commercial quantity for both local and international markets.
“The heritage centre will also have such other facilities such as hotels, schools and events centre” Reverend Uja disclosed stressing that the commission had already approached the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister for allocation of land for the centre and he was very disposed to granting the request.
He added that his management was looking at a land area of not less than 1,000 and not more than 3,000 hectres of land for ambitious project.