By Segun Olaniyan On Oct 12, 2021
KATSINA – In a bid to revive the declining reading culture among Nigerians, the National Library of Nigeria has organized a one day readership promotion campaign in Katsina.
The promotion campaign programme tagged, ‘Building a nation of readers: Share your story was held at the National Library Office in Katsina on Tuesday.
The National Librarian/Chief Executive Officer, Prof Chinwe Veronica Anunobi, in her address said the objectives of the campaign is to encourage and revive the declining reading culture among Nigerians.
Anunobi, represented by a deputy director, Mr Kenneth Ahonsi, said by way of promoting the availability of good reading materials, and to collectively, with other stakeholders, seek solutions to address and identified obstacles to reading culture in Nigeria.
“To achieve these over the years, the National Library has continued to embark on readership promotion campaigns with the focus on children and youths in primary and secondary schools by way of sensitizing, informing, and educating them on reading culture”.
“This is geared towards enhancing their knowledge and creativity via various literary activities,” she said.
She however explained that, by extension of strategies, the campaigns were later extended to some identified groups in the society, such as: the Expectant and nursing mothers in maternity homes, workers and travelers in motor parks, inmates in the correctional centres among others.
Highlight of the occasion witnessed the participation of some selected schools from the state metropolis held under precautionary measures in line with Covid-19 protocols.