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The Bible Society of Nigeria

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© CEO, The Bible Society of Nigeria | February, 2024 Edition

Navigating Nigeria’s Spiraling Insecurity with Faith and Courage

The 15th Founder’s Day Annual Lecture and Awards Ceremony of The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) took place at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, on February 8, 2024. The event, organised to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of BSN, often presents a platform for sharing knowledge and insights on pertinent issues affecting Nigeria as a nation. This year’s discussion centered around the theme: “Security, Social Justice, and Poverty Eradication: Clarion Demands on Governance in Nigeria.” The theme was timely considering the spate of insecurity ravaging the country.

Esteemed dignitaries from both public and private sectors graced the occasion. Among them was the Patron of the BSN, General Dr. Yakubu Gowon, GCFR (Rtd), whose presence added a historical perspective to the discourse. Pastor Abiodun Iderawumi, Group Managing Director, Wetherheads Advertising Group – a seasoned professional with vast experience in corporate and social spheres, was the Chairman of the occasion. The Guest Speaker was Mr. Mike Awoyinfa, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Corporate Biographers. Mr. Awoyinfa delivered a thought-provoking keynote address, delving into the intricate connections between security, social justice, and poverty eradication. He emphasised the crucial role of governance in addressing these issues and called for collaborative efforts between the government, private sector, and civil society… Click here to continue reading.

We Need to Mobilise Resources for Global Mission – Iderawumi

Pastor Abiodun Iderawumi, the Chairman of the 15th Founder’s Day Annual Lecture and Awards Ceremony organised by The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN), has underscored the vital role of the BSN in advancing the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. While delivering his opening remarks at the event, Pastor Iderawumi highlighted the importance of BSN’s partnership with churches in the fulfillment of this commission, primarily through the provision of Bibles crucial for soul-winning efforts. The chairman drew the attention of the attendees to global statistics, revealing that over a billion people worldwide are yet to hear the gospel, and 3.4 billion out of the 8 billion global population are still unreached for Christ.

Pastor Iderawumi expressed concern about the challenges confronting Nigeria, particularly in the North, where the gospel has not reached some areas. He questioned the faith of individuals in these unreached regions, and alluding to Romans 15:20, he stressed the importance of taking the gospel to every nook and cranny of Nigeria… Click here to continue reading.

Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi Acknowledges BSN’s Invaluable Contribution to Christianity

One of the highlights at the 15th Founder’s Day Annual Lecture and Awards Ceremony of The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) was the presentation of awards to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the betterment of society. Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, Founder of Love of Christ Generation Church, regarded as one of Nigeria’s most generous philanthropists, received recognition for her selfless service to God and outstanding contributions to humanity. Her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on society has earned her respect and admiration both locally and internationally.

While receiving her award, Reverend Mother Ajayi expressed her profound appreciation to the BSN and highlighted the pivotal role The Society plays in the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She asserted that the organisation holds a unique and indispensable position in sustaining the essence of Christianity. She said that without the dedicated efforts of the BSN, the availability and dissemination of the Bible could be compromised, impacting the core tenets of the Christian faith. She urged that individuals associated with the BSN should be treated with special consideration… Click here to continue reading.