THE preacher may no longer need to carry a Bible every time he mounts the pulpit to preach the gospel to the congre-gation, as a Nigerian company has introduced a lectern into the market that is computer-based and has the Bible programmed into it in various versions.
Introducing the product to newsmen recently in Lagos, the managing director/chief executive officer, Mountain Computers Limited, Mr. Ciri Monigod stated that the product eliminates the stress of having to flip the pages of the Bible searching for chapters and verses during sermons. He explained that since the Bible is already programmed into the surface of the lectern in different versions, all that needs to be done is push the appropriate button on the screen and it opens to the desired portion of Bible required.
â€œThe surface the Bible is supposed to sit is a computer screen that powers and opens to the page of the Bible you want. With the variable character adjustment that enables a reader set the characters according to his sight power, nothing could be more flexible and suiting. You may call that godly computer from the Mountain,” he said.
According to him, the company has been a key player in the sector and has a history of innovative computer designs since inception, pointing out: â€œwe brought into Nigeria computers that recognise the owner and keep his secrets. They were designed to our specifications by one of the best manufacturers in Korea, making sure our PCs or laptops are not subject to abuse and invasion by unwanted persons.â€
Manigod who said he was impressed with the pace at which the country is becoming better informed about the relevance of computers in everyday business, also said: â€œWe are sure churches would be proud of it, and the product will go places. We already have them and still plan to bring in more with diverse designs. So far, we are impressed with the market performance because customers are already warm-ing up to itâ€.