Endorsements pour in for Lagos Book Walk
By Akpo Ometan
More and more endorsements have continued to pour in for the mega-advocacy books and reading promotions event convened by the Network of Book Clubs and Reading Culture Promoters, NBRP, the Lagos Book Walk which is scheduled to hold on April 25, 2023, The Difference reports.
Organisations that have signed up in support of the event include the National Library of Nigeria, the Society of Nigerian Young Writers, the Nigerian Copyright Commission and the Pan African Writers Association, PAWA.
Others are the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, Premium Times Books, the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos, the Nigerian Publishers Association, the Nigerian Book Fair Trust, the Nigerian Library Association, NLA and the Booksellers Association of Nigeria, BAN.
The #NBRPLagosBookWalk would involve participants in a procession from the Ikeja Bus Stop on Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja to the Lagos State Governor’s Office at Alausa, where they would present Stakeholders’ Suggestions for Boosting the Reading Culture in Lagos to the Governor and Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly. A reading concert would conclude proceedings at the JJT Park, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
NBRP is the umbrella body for book clubs and reading promotions organisations in Nigeria. It was established in February 2020 and has members drawn from Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones.
The #NBRPLagosBookWalk is the flag-off activity for Lagos assuming its status as the Nigerian National Book Clubs City in 2023. Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, was the Reading City in 2021 and 2022 and Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital, has already won the bid to become the host city in 2024.