Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, at a special Day of Prayer for Benue State and the launch of Win a Trip to Israel (WATTI), promised to buy 1000 tickets for each of the 23 local government areas of the state which would be distributed to the Christians.
He described the introduction of Win a Trip to Israel by the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) as timely even as he thanked God for the executive secretary of NCPC, John Kennedy Opara for the innovations he had brought to bear in the commission and Israel.
He called for creative thinking by all Nigerians in order to add value to the economy of the country, saying that the prevailing situation today in Nigeria should compel everyone to think outside the box.
The governor further stressed the need for diversification of the economy and posited that the era when the nation took diversification of the economy less serious was over.
According to him, “everyone born on the face of the earth is blessed with one talent or the other and should be well harnessed for the development of the country.”
Earlier in his remark, the director general of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Mr Adolphus Ekpe, stated that Win a Trip to Israel had been launched in Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Ekiti, Rivers, Adamawa and Taraba states.
He thanked the governor for accepting to launch WATTI in his state.
He prayed that the Lord would surely bless him for supporting kingdom work. According to the DG NLRC, “Win A Trip To Israel is a religiously accepted lottery scheme”.
He emphasized that WATTI is a national product aimed at sustaining Christian pilgrim programme, adding that the programme provides opportunity for the financially challenged Christians to win and go to Israel on Holy Pilgrimage.