Former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Professor Jerry Gana Tuesday said culture and language are very important to the wellbeing of society because they promote social dignity and sense of unity.
Gana who is chairman, Board of Trustees of the committee set up to reprint version of Nupe Bible translation, spoke during the inauguration of the Nupe Bible at the Cathedral Church of Anglican Diocese, Bida, Niger state.
Prof Gana who is the ‘Hasken Nupe’, expressed delight that the initial Nupe Bible translation earlier in the 18th century, has been updated with the latest Nupe language development for the understanding and spread of the gospel.
“I join all the bishops and other church leaders gathered here to celebrate this day in the presentation of the Nupe Bible, Good News (Labari Wangi). I am proud to be associated with this laudable achievement.
“I, therefore, congratulate all Nupe-speaking people, be they Christians or Muslims, because with this development, Nupe language is well established, well coded and well written and will never go into extinction or die a natural death,” Gana said.