How Yenagoa became Nigerian National Book Clubs City 2024
By Ada Anioji
Fresh facts have emerged as to how Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital came to be chosen as Nigerian National Book Clubs City 2024 under the aegis of the Network of Book Clubs and Reading Culture Promoters in Nigeria, NBRP.
According to feelers from the organisation, the choice of the South South city was based on the acceptance by the majority of members of NBRP, present and voting at the just ended AGM and Conference of the organisation which took place in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State Capital in the outgoing week.
Bayelsa put in a winning bid which was deemed acceptable hence the choice, the source confirmed to The Difference.
Lagos had previously been chosen as Nigerian National Book Clubs City, 2023 and its tenure commences from April 23, 2023.
NBRP was established in February 2022 and has over 60 members from across the length and breath of the nation within its fold at the moment.
The writer, Liberty Uboho Bassey; Topfaith University founder, Dr Emmanuel Abraham; NBRP President, Richard Mammah and Abak Book Club Coordinator, Mary Jonas during a visit to the Topfaith Schools library as part of the schedule for #NBRPUyo2022