Group plans reading promotions event in Nigeria
By Ada Anioji
To mark its first anniversary, the Network of Book Clubs and Reading Promoters in Nigeria is organising a reading promotions event on February 18, a statement from the group has revealed.
The event which is to be hosted online on the Zoom platform would feature discussions around the theme: ‘Running Book Clubs and Promoting Reading in a time of Pandemic.’
Speakers at the event include Baze University, Abuja lecturer and former Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi; Booksellers Association of Nigeria President and member of the Planning Committee of the Pan African Booksellers Association, Mr. Dare Oluwatuyi; and the notable spoken word poet and very passionate performer and bibliophile, Mr. Dike Chukwumerije.
The Network encompasses book clubs and reading promoters spread across Nigeria. They include the Uyo Book Club, Aba Book Club, Lekki Book Club, CRIMMD Free Public Library, Ibadan Book Club, ReadAfrika, Pea Foundation, iRead Book Club, Ikorodu Library Book Club, Warri Book Club, Bayelsa Book Club, Ignite Africa Leadership Foundation and the Arepo Book Club.
The statement was signed by the group’s Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Okoro.
Mr. Dike Chukwumerije