The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) says it has donated assorted Bibles worth 16.7 million naira in the year 2022 as part of its free Bible distribution objective.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Benjamin Mordi, BSN , Manager, Media and Public Relations Officer and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos.
The statement said that the value of the Bibles donated to the sighted was 9.8 million naira, while 137 complete sets of Braille Bible, which was distributed to people with visual disabilities, cost 6.9 million naira.
“This gesture is in line with the Society’s mission to make the Holy Bible available to Nigerians in their preferred languages and formats and help them engage with the word of God through programmes to transform their lives.
“Beneficiaries of the free Bible distribution included prison inmates, churches, Christian fellowships and organisations, schools for the blind, and individual members of the public, among others.
“A complete set of the Braille Bible, which comes in 37 volumes, costs 50,000 naira,” the statement said.
According to it, the organisation carried out the free distribution programme with funds donated by members of the Bible-A-Month Club, Special Members, corporate organisations, churches, and individual donors for the Braille Bible project(You Can Be Their Eyes YCBTE).
The statement said that through the free Bible distribution and other laudable programmes, the BSN has continued to break every known barrier that makes the Word of God inaccessible to people.
NAN reports that the BSN is a not-for-profit interdenominational Christian organisation that translates the Bible into local languages, distributes, publishes, and raises funds for the Bible work.
So far, the organisation has translated the full Bible into 27 Nigerian languages, while Bible translation/revision is ongoing in 10 Nigerian languages.