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Monday, 28 October 2013 18:55

PhotoNews: Pres. Jonathan's Pilgrimage to Israel

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President Shimon Peres and Nigerian Pres. Goodluck Jonathan Photo: REUTERS President Shimon Peres and Nigerian Pres. Goodluck Jonathan Photo: REUTERS

"Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who is leading a pilgrimage to Israel as distinct from a state visit or a working visit, was hosted by President Shimon Peres at a luncheon at the Presidential residence on Monday.  Jonathan is the first sitting president of Nigeria to lead a pilgrimage to Israel, or to come to Israel at all for that matter, though he did visit previously as vice president.

His entourage includes eight governors, seven ministers, three members of the National Assembly and several church leaders. Among the ministers are the foreign minister, Prof. Viola Onwuliri; federal capital territory minister of state, Olajumoke Akinjide; minister of information, Labran Maku; and minister of aviation, Princess Stella Oduah.

Also travelling with the group is Nigerian Chief Rabbi Israel Uzan, who together with Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites, accompanied Jonathan when he prayed at the Western Wall. Jonathan and his entourage visited the most important Christian holy sites in Jerusalem and Nazareth to pray for the deliverance of Nigeria from the many challenges confronting it such as terrorist attacks, insurgency, corruption, and ethnic strife. Mossad agents have been working with Nigerian counterparts to devise strategies to reduce the threat of terrorism, especially from the Boko Haram terrorist organization."- Jerusalem Post

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN PRAYING AT THE WAILING WALL, JERUSALEM OLD CITY

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R) RECEIVING A SOUVENIR FROM THE CHIEF RABBAI OF NIGERIA, RABBI ISRAEL UZAN (L) AFTER PRAYING AT THE WAILING WALL JERUSALEM OLD CITY.

FROM LEFT: PROF VINCENT ANIBUOGU; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN; EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS COMMISSION, MR JOHN KENNEDY OPARA; GOV PETER OBI OF ANAMBRA AND MINISTER OF INFORMATION, MR LABARAN MAKU PRAYING AT THE PLACE WHERE THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST WAS  CLEANED AND PERFUMED BEFORE BURIAL

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN LEADING THE STATION OF THE CROSS DURING A WALK OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM TO GOLGOTHA

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN () WITH OTHER NIGERIAN PILGRIMS AFTER VISITING THE TOMB OF JESUS CHRIST AND GORDON'S GOLGOTHA
25/10/13. PHOTO CREDIT :STATE HOUSE

 

 

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