Jehovah's Witnesses Remember 100yrs of Preaching in Nigeria


  By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu

Jehovah's witnesses in Nigeria recently held two special events to mark 100yrs of Bible education work.1921-2021(from small beginning to over 400,000 publishers).

A release signed by the Public Information Desk of Jehovah's Witnesses, Brother Olusegun Eroyemi and made available to newsmen in Awka,stated that Sunday December 12,2021,all congregations of Jehovah's witnesses in Nigeria were invited to view a special prerecorded programme featuring talks and interviews regarding the history of the preaching in the country.

Brother Eroyemi said the programme was streamed to viewers in Efik, English,Igbo, Nigerian sign language, Pidgin, and Yoruba languages.

Earlier on Friday December 10,2021,a special museum exhibition was opened at the branch office, where a 91year old Brother Albert Olih,who had been preaching for nearly 74years cut the exhibition tape.

The exhibition, entitled"100 years of Courage",tells the exciting story of bold preaching and strong faith.It highlighted that witnesses in Nigeria demonstrated courage despite publication ban, public ridicule and brutal civil war.

This is brought to life through interactive audio and video elements and displays of original historical artifacts.

'Visitors will be able to watch the growth of the work in Nigeria from December 1921, when a few interested people attended Bible study classes in Lagos,to modern times,as a crowd of over 400,000 witnesses preach through out the country. For enquiries call 07080662020, Inbox 51 Auchi Road ,Benin city,' the statement read.



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