The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) and the Christian community are gearing up to celebrate the National Bible Day on Friday 5 May 2023, with enthusiasm.
In a statement signed by Benjamin Mordi, Manager, Media and PR, BSN, the society disclosed that the day, which has been set aside to celebrate the gift of the Bible, is to enable Nigerians reflect on and imbibe the values prescribed by the Bible.
National Bible Day is celebrated annually across Nigeria by churches, schools, and other Christian organisations. It is an opportunity to highlight the importance of the Bible and encourage its study and application in our daily life.
The Bible Society of Nigeria is a not-for-profit interdenominational Christian organisation that translates the Bible into Nigerian languages, publishes, and distributes the Scriptures, as well as raises funds for the Bible work and execution of programmes that help people to engage with the Word of God to transform their lives.
“If the global community could celebrate Workers’ Day, Independence Day, Water Day, Literacy Day, and other days, set aside to be remembered, it will be ideal to also use a day to celebrate the Bible, a gift from God to humanity and pray for the well-being of the nation,” Samuel Sanusi, the general secretary/CEO, BSN stated.
According to him, the socio-economic and security challenges in the country will be greatly reduced if people adopt and live by godly values.
Sanusi disclosed further that the BSN is inviting everyone to participate in the National Bible Day celebration on Friday 5 May 2023, through studying, meditating, and reflecting on the word of God.
“So far, we have the full Bible in 27 Nigerian Languages with ongoing Bible translation/revision projects in 10 (ten) Nigerian languages at their respective stages of completion. It costs the organisation a minimum of ₦120,000,000.00 to complete a Bible translation project if achieved in eight years,” the statement reads.