Posted by News Express | 10 February 2023 | 1,507 times
Honorary Trustee of the Network of Book Clubs and Reading Culture Promoters in Nigeria,
Managing Director of CSS Bookshops Limited and President of the Booksellers Association of Nigeria (BAN), Mr Dare Oluwatuyi, has been elected Chairman of the Nigerian Book Fair Trust (NBFT).
This was at the close of the two-day Annual General meeting of the Trust which came to a close at Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday.
Also elected as Vice Chairman of the Trust is CIPPON President, Mr. Olugbemi Malomo.
Congratulating his successor, the outgoing Chairman of NBFT and Managing Director, Accessible Publishing, Mr Adedapo Gbadega, pledged to continue to support the work of the association and his successor.
On his part, Oluwatuyi promised not to disappoint the confidence reposed upon him by this new task even as he called for even greater enthusiasm from all so as to continue with the mandate of properly positioning the Trust and indeed the book ecosystem in Nigerian national life.
Also present at the occasion were Nigerian Publishers Association President, Dr Cyril Anioke, Nigerian Library Association President, Pastor Dominic Omokaro and Nigerian Copyright Commission DG, Dr John Asein, who observed the proceedings.
Others included pioneer NBFT Chairman, Mr Dayo Alabi, ANA President, Mr Camillus Ukah, Alhaji Rilwan Absulsalam, Mr Tunji Okegbola and the NBFT Executive Secretary, Mr Abiodun Omotubi.
The Nigerian Book Fair Trust organises the annual Nigerian International Book Fair and the 22nd edition which would address, among other concerns, issues related to the National Book Policy Challenge in Africa holds from May 10 to 13, 2023 at Yard 58, Oregun, Lagos.
•PHOTO: From right: Immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Book Fair Trust, NBFT, Mr Gbadega Adedapo, President Nigerian Publishers Association, Dr Uchenna Cyril Anioke, Nigerian Copyright Commission DG, Dr John Asein, newly elected NBFT Chairman, Mr Dare Oluwatuyi and CEO, Havilah Merchants, Mr Lanre Adesuyi at a Book Ecosystem parley in Lagos, Thursday.
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