Bible society donated Bibles worth N11.5m in 2012’

The Bible Society of Nigeria has said it donated Bibles worth N11.5m to Nigerians in 2012.
As part of her free distribution programme, Bibles worth N8.9m were said to have been distributed to sighted people, while braille Bibles amounting to  N2.6m were given to people with visual disabilities.

In a statement by the society’s Information Officer, Mr. Benjamin Mordi, BSN said it also donated scriptures worth N9m in 2011.
The statement read in part, “This is in line with BSN’s mission to meet the scriptural needs of Nigerians and to help people interact with the word of God.

“Beneficiaries of this gesture were prisoners, old people’s homes and orphanages, people with visual disability, secondary school students who attended programmes organised by the organisation and others who could not afford to buy.”
The society said it gave out two complete sets of braille Bibles to at least two schools for people with visual disabilities in all the 36 states of the federation including Abuja.

Beneficiaries of the braille Bible in 2012 were said to include the Special Education Centre, Jada, Adamawa State; Kaduna State Rehabilitation Board, Kaduna State; FCT School for the Blind, Abuja; Special Centre for the Blind, Umuahia, Abia State and Special College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State.

The statement added, “A complete set of braille Bible, which comes in 37 volumes, costs N77,000. BSN is able to pursue this free distribution programme with funds donated by members of Bible-A-Month Club, Special Members, corporate organisations, churches and individual donors.”

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