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National Bible Quiz: Winner advocates more investment in moral education



National Bible Quiz: Winner advocates more investment in moral education


Abuja, March 14, 2019 Mrs Nkechinyere Chidi-Mbah, winner of the maiden National Old Testament Competition in Nigeria, has appealed to the Federal Government to invest more in the promotion of moral education.

Chidi-Mbah, 38, who hails from Abia, made the appeal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja.

She said a partnership between Nigeria and Israel in the organisation of the next edition of the competition would encourage young people to imbibe the culture of reading the scripture.

According to her, the competition exposes one to a world of realities and to visit Jerusalem, adding that the Garden of Gethsemane and the Red Sea had exposed many people to study the scriptures.

“Government should invest more in moral education of young people through such competitions to enable people gain the requisite knowledge to become self-reliant through their knowledge of the scripture.

“Imagine Nigerian youths being exposed to the peace that is found within the word, the knowledge, wisdom and understanding that is found in the verses,” he said.

The mother of four children currently doing her Doctorate Degree in Translation Studies commended the organisers of the maiden event for improving her knowledge of the Bible.

She said that when people know better, they would be able to do better through the context of the knowledge of the word of God.

She urged young people to always aspire to achieve their set goals by reading to achieve a better future.

NNN reports the Bible quiz contest was organised by the Israeli Embassy in collaboration with the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) from September to November, 2018.

About 1,800 people participated in the contest.

The theme of the 2018 edition was: “Living peacefully in the promised land”.