IPPC brings Spiritual, Economic Blessings to Nigeria
The ongoing International Pastors and Partners Conference (IPPC) which runs from 17th to 23rd November 2014 is a harbinger of spiritual and economic blessing to the nation of Nigeria. This year’s event which attracts over 15,000 delegates is one of a kind in this country attracting far more foreigners than any others of such gathering. With over half of the 15,000 delegates that came for this event traveling by air, officials at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport have been having very busy time attending to many of the passengers that have been arriving since Monday 17th November 2014.
According to an Immigration official who spoke to IPPC Daily, “this is the busiest week for us as we have never had this number of passengers at a time. Moreso, some of them are coming from countries that we have not had passengers coming from before now such as Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and others like that. So it has not been as usual for us, but they are very civil, friendly and well behaved passengers, if this is the type of passengers we have been having, we won’t have challenges” he said.
The event which is an annual event brings together tens of thousands of people from different countries of the world. And Nigeria is the best for it. According to one tourist operator who spoke with IPPC Daily, having huge numbers of people coming into a country all at once is of huge tourism and economic benefit. The expert who came from South Africa said that thousands of people came from Europe, North America, not to talk of those from over 37 countries of Africa all paid air fares to come to Nigeria, they will also stay in hotels for a week, paying for their ways to and from the venue of the event. They will also buy foods, and other souvenirs from the country on their way home. All these he said will contribute immensely to the Nigerian economy especially at this time when the Nigerian Naira is under the heat from dropping oil prices.
Moreso, This event gives outsiders the opportunity to see the best of Nigeria which helps to launder the image of Nigeria globally because as many of these delegates some of whom have never been to Nigeria before will have good story to tell about Nigeria thus projecting Nigeria in good light.
A Pastor who is one of the organizers of the event told IPPC Daily that this event will leave Nigeria better than before. According to him, life changing words have been uttered both to the delegates, and also on the land. There has been series of prayers for the peace of the land and all the delegates from Nigeria who have been hearing the words will be better for it. This event will leave a lasting impact on this country, she said. Nigerians should be grateful for Christ Embassy for bringing such a huge gathering to Nigeria.
Written by Kelechi Deca