18th Nigeria International Book Fair to start May 6th


The 18th edition of the Nigeria International Book Fair will hold from 6th to 11th May, 2019.

This annual event through which Nigeria hosts stakeholders in the education and book-related industries from around the world is hosted by Nigeria Book Fair Trust (NBFT).

The NBFT Chairman and President, Nigerian Publishers Association Mr Gbadega Adedapo disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday at a press briefing ahead of the event.

According to him, the week-long book fair which theme is “Optimising New Technology in Book Development and Distribution for the Promotion of Book in Africa“, is slated to hold at the Jelili Adebisi Omotola Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.

Adedapo revealed that the Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hameed Bobboyi would deliver the keynote address on the second day of the fair, 7th May.

Eminent Nigerians such as the Managing Director of Okada Books, Okechukwu Ofili; Executive Director of Sidmach Technologies, Mike Olajide; Vice President of ZTE Technologies Nigeria, Richard Xiang Pingnian and CEO of Spring Time Software, Chander Shekhar will make the panel of discussants of the chosen theme.

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Adedapo, who is also the Managing Director of Rasmed Publications Limited, explained that the book fair was essential for the promotion of effective reading culture for which the fair has been noted over the years.

An additional attraction to the 2019 edition of the fair, according to him is the involvement of the Nigerian Copyright Commission and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council.

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