Booksellers to host Conference, Book Presentation and AGM at NIBF 2021
By Ada Anioji
The Booksellers Association of Nigeria is hosting a Companion Conference on Women in Bookselling in Nigeria: Yesterday, today and tomorrow at the Nigerian International Book Fair, NIBF in Lagos on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
The fair which runs from July 27-29 is scheduled to take place at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 9a.m through 5pm daily.
The conference event would be chaired by Hon Mrs. Sade Shinkaiye, while the discussants are Mrs. Morgan of The Booksellers, Mrs. Edith Obieke of High fliers and Mrs Olo Okai Isabor.
Mrs Funmi Ilori, Founder, iRead Mobile Library is Compere for the session.
A second session would feature the Presentation of The Nigerian Booksellers Directory, 2021, a publication of the association that is jointly edited by BAN President, Mr. Oluwadare Michael Oluwatuyi and the writer and President of the Network of Book Clubs and Reading Promoters in Nigeria, Mr. Richard Mammah.
The Chief Presenter at the session is Alhaji Dauda, CEO, Evans Brothers Publishers Limited with Barrister John Asein, DG, Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC serving as Guest of Honour.
The Chairman at the presentation session is Mr. Olarenwaju Damion Adesuyi, MD/Chief Executive Officer, Havilah Group of Companies, while the reviewer is the media and art critic, Dr Olayinka Oyegbile.
Special Guests billed to play roles at the event include the Chairmen and Presidents of the Nigerian Book Fair Trust, NBFT, the Nigerian Publishers Association, NPA, the Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria, CIPPON, and the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA.
A Business session that would feature AGM/Elections and which is open to BAN members only would formally bring the sessions to a close.
The annual Nigerian International Book Fair event is now in its 20th run.
The overall theme of the book fair this year is Awakening the Giant in Women for the Growth of the Book Eco-system and it is planned as a hybrid event.