The Bible Society of Nigeria, BSN, has said it would honour some diginatries as it marks 14th Founder’s Day adding that the forthcoming general elections will also be in focus.
Manager, Media and Public Relations of the Society, Mr. Benjamin Mordi, made this known in a statement, on Friday in Lagos State.
The society also said that it would take advantage of the occasion to honour some Nigerians with awards of selfless service to God and humanity.
It was said that those the society will honour include the Managing Director, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr Johnson Chukwu and the Executive Director, Sidmach Technologies, Mr Mike Olajide.
The Principal Partner, Adedolapo Fayomi & Co., Chartered Accountants), Mrs Adedolapo Fayomi, and the General Superintendent, The Acts of Apostle International Church, Prophet. Z.B. Adeboriota are also listed.
According to the society, the major focus of the ceremony would be the 14th Founders’ Day Annual lecture to be delivered by Mr Monday Ubani, a Human Rights Activists and Social Commentator.
It was said that Ubani would be speaking on the theme “Credible Elections: A Desired Paradigm Shift and Pathway to Responsible Governance.’’
Prominent among those that would be on ground to grace the occasion include former Head of State and Patron of the society, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, who is the Father of the Day.
Other expected are the Olu Akpata of Akpata, Kogi State, Oba, Dr.Fredrick Balogun, as the Royal Father of the Day, Captains of Industry as well as other dignitaries.
The AGIP Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Lagos has been scheduled to hold the award on February 8.
The Bible Society of Nigeria is a not-for-profit-making interdenominational Christian organisation that translates the Bible into local languages.
It saddled with the responsibility of publishing, distributing, and raising funds for Bible work.
The society, so far, has the complete Bible in 27 Nigerian languages while translation/revision is ongoing in 10 others.