Booksellers shun piracy, welcome Book Policy move
By Ada Anioji
Booksellers in Nigeria have affirmed their determination to continue to shun the practice of piracy in all of its ramifications and to also co-operate with the authorities and other stakeholders in the ecosystem in battling the scourge to a standstill.
They have equally pledged their commitment to work with other stakeholders to address existing hiccups in the traditional book chain while also joining other initiatives geared towards ensuring the coming into force of a Nigerian national Book Policy in the shortest possible time.
These were part of the resolutions contained in a Communique issued by the Booksellers Association of Nigeria, BAN at the close of the Booksellers Conference held last week at the Harbour Point Events Centre, and as part of the activities of the Nigerian International Bookfair 2022.
At that session, the Booksellers Association of Nigeria had hosted a Conference on Repositioning Bookselling in Nigeria: A Call to Greater Action. The full text of the communique which was signed by the association’s President, Mr Dare Oluwatuyi, and General Secretary, Henry Ekom Itauma reads: