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2nd National Bible Quiz: 3 Nigerians Sponsored To Israel By Embassy Of Israel In Nigeria

 

The Ambassador, Embassy of
Isreal in Nigeria Shimon Ben-
Shoshan, yesterday awarded the top
three winners of its 2nd National
Bible Quiz in Nigeria an all
expense paid trip to Israel, adding
that the winners will be special
guests of honour at the annual
international Bible contest in Israel
this December.
Ben-Shoshan disclosed this in his
opening remarks at the grand
finale of the contest which held at
the National Christian Center in
Abuja on the theme: “Unveiling The
Treasures of The Land.”
He noted that Nigeria is blessed
with many visionaries and
enterpreneurs, saying likewise the
Jewish people were blessed by
receiving the Bible which they have
studied and turned into
innovations.
“I have already unveiled that the
land of Nigeria is blessed and the
people are blessed with many
visionaries and enterpreneurs
amongst them, some of the unique
artists I have ever ever met.
“As you all know, the Jewish
people were blessed by receiving
the Bible and have studied it for
centuries, day and night. The study
of the Bible, brothers and sisters, is
the unveiled secret of our culture of
innovation nowadays.
“The Bible is the very essence of
the state of Israel and how it
succeeded in turning challenges to
opportunities,” he revealed.
The Bible competition kicked off at
the National Christian Center,
Abuja at the begining of the year,
with the first stage took place
across the 36 states of Nigeria,
including the Federal Capital
Territory (FCT) with more than
1,900 participants.
72 candidates scaled through to
the regional stage from which the
top 12 candidates were selected to
the final stage, the 3rd and last
stage.
“We hope that in the subsequent
years, the Embassy of Israel will
have a larger participation, as well
as more women participants which
will further foster the relationship
between Isreal and Nigeria.
“The diplomatic relationship
between Nigeria and Isreal is good
and we are working towards taking
this relationship to another level,”
the Ambassador said.
Winner of the contest, Chukwu
Owejere who hails from Enugu
state said he took the contest as
an ordinary competition,
expresaing gratitude that he
emerged winner and would be
priviledged to see the practical
aspect of the Bible when he visits
Isreal.
“I am not a pastor and I do not
have a plan of opening any church,
I came as a contestant and thank
God I won,” he said.

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