Bible Translated Into 24 Nigerian Languages -Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN)


By Dipo Awojobi – The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) has said that it has completed the translation of the Bible into 24 different Nigerian languages.

Among the 24 different languages the Holy book was translated are Isoko, Igala, Igede, Ebira, Yoruba, Efik, Igbo, Hausa, Nupe, Khana, Urhobo, Fulfude, Jju, Bokyi, Edo, Arabic, Tiv, Itsekiri and Kanuri.

In a statement signed by Mr. Benjamin Mordi, BSN’s Deputy Manager, Media and Programmes, which was made available to the media, said BSN gives bibles free to old people’s homes and orphanages, people with visual disability, prisoners and the deaf.

The Bible in the 24 different languages would be on display in the forthcoming Bible marathon reading exercise which begins Monday in Lagos.

The General Secretary of the organisation, Mr. Dare Ajiboye, would declare the 2016 Bible reading campaign, BSN, said open at Shepherd’s Flock International Church, Lagos.

It said the one-week programme would simultaneously take place in 50 different Centres across the country.

The statement said, “The unique feature of this programme is that it gives the participants opportunity to read the Bible aloud in their own native languages.
“Participants, irrespective of denomination, age or sex, will have a three-fold joy by participating.

“They will have the joy of reading the Bible in their languages, helping someone else hear the Word of God in a new way and joining others in continuous reading of the Bible.”

The statement added that BSN is a not-for-profit-making interdenominational Christian organisation that translates the Bible into Nigerian Languages, publishes and distributes it and also raises funds for Bible work.

“So far, we have completed Bible in 24 Nigerian Languages. The BSN gives Bibles free to old people’s homes and orphanages, people with visual disability, prisoners, the deaf, among others.”


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