The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) through its Macedonia Call Project has donated Bibles and relief materials worth ₦2,124,864 to the pupils and parents of Local Government Authority Primary School 1 & 2, at Ogbonwankwo Street in Ajegunle, Lagos State.
The Public Relations Manager of the society, Mr. Benjamin Mordi made this known in a statement made available to Church Times Nigeria.
The pupils were given school bags, notebooks, and biros while their parents received toiletries, beverages, food items, and some clothing material
Responding to the gesture, Head of Section, Social Mobilisation, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Education Authority, Mr. Oduntan Sunday Olukoya, said, “We are grateful to The Bible Society of Nigeria for this wonderful initiative. This will go a long way in helping the pupils and their families, especially in these difficult times. We hope that other organisations will emulate this gesture and support our community.”
One of the teachers in the school, Mrs. Alatise Balkis, also thanked The Society for coming to the aid of the pupils and their parents.
He said the gesture would serve as a succour to the recipients.
A parent, Habiba Muhammed in her reaction said, “I am very happy. God bless The Bible Society of Nigeria. Thank you very much.”
One of the pupils who received the back-to-school packs, Miss Blessing Obi expressed gratitude to BSN noting that the items came at the right time
The Production and Programmes Manager of The BSN, Mrs. Grace Benjamin had earlier explained to the beneficiaries that the BSN initiated the project to reach out to families in poor communities, those in Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs), and those living in slums across the country.
The BSN according to her, has extended the gesture to residents in Adamawa, Benue, Edo, Kogi States, Makoko in Lagos, Abuja, and other places across the country.