By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Winners at the weekend emerged from the 2019 Scripture Union (SU) bible quiz competition, carting away different prices, in founding television set, home theater, electric fan, refrigerator, among others award items.
The overall winner of 2019 National Youth Bible Quiz competition, Miss Jegede Treasure speaking shortly after emerging the overall winner in the competition, expressed gratitude to God for seeing her through to the top of the championship.
She said that the SU Youth Bible Quiz has helped her to draw closer to God, adding that she also discovered that all answers to life questions are contained in the scripture.
She went home with the following start prize; 32 inches LED TV set and Home Theatre, with DVD.
Also, 32 inches LED TV set and DVD went to second runner up, while Table Top Refrigerator went to the third runner up, other categories winners going home with electric fans, and other awards.
Speaking on the objective of the annual bible quiz competition, the Head of Department Scripture Union (Nig) Schools, Pastor John Nwaoha, noted that the principal aim of the competition was to help youths of this generation cultivate the habit of daily bible reading.
He said meeting their God daily and balancing the development of human intellect which parents place premium on with the spiritual side of their lives, will give them better focus to life.
While appraising the performance of the participants at the 2019 edition of the competition, Nwaoha applauded their performance, noting that there was remarkable improvement compared to previous editions.
Similarly, the Executive Director Scripture Union (Nig) Press and Book Ltd, Godwin Egu, who attributed the social crisis facing the world today as sign of end time, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do a lot more to focus governance in building the economy.
Speaking at the grand finale of the 2019 National Youth Bible Quiz competition organized by Scripture Union (Nig), in Abuja, he said that successive administration has not done enough in growing the economy, hence the continued escalation of unemployment in the country.
The Executive Director explained that the 2019 National Youth Bible Quiz competition was designed to motivate younger generation to read the bible so as to draw close to God and be better citizens who obey the law and respect constituted authorities.
“With critical mass of youths who understands the virtue of God, the country will be better for it as Nigeria will have citizens who will not be given to crime, gangsterism, drug addition, cultism and other sundry crimes that youths of this generation are engulfed in,” he further explained.
While attributing the rising wave of crime in the society to clandestine activities of false prophets and fake pastors, Egu said that the gospel of Christ preached by true savants of God transforms lives and character while the mundane and materialistic preaching of fake pastors drive their followers to crime.