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Nigeria’s premier book fair holds this May, spotlights education

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Nigeria International Book Fair (NIBF), Nigeria’s mega book fair, will be held this year from May 8 -10, 2024, with a spotlight on basic education.

According to Oluwadare Oluwatuyi, chairman, Nigerian Book Fair Trust, the organisers, the 23-year old book fair will be held at Yard 158 Event Arena, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos and will also feature a plethora of other activities that include the Tertiary Education Summit.

The theme for the International Conference, the flagship activity, is Universal Basic Education and the Book Ecosystem: Setting the Agenda, while the keynote address will be delivered by Olufemi Victor Adeoluwa, a professor and vice chancellor, Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology. Hamid Bobboyi, executive secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), is going to be the chairman and chief host of the conference, while Tahir Mamman, Minister of Education, will grace the conference as the special guest of honour.

For the Tertiary Education Summit, Florence Obi, professor and vice chancellor, University of Calabar, is slated to be the keynote speaker. She will speak on: Addressing the Brain Drain Crisis in Nigeria, while Lilian Salami, vice chancellor, University of Benin and chair of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, is the chief host. The summit would also be chaired by Jide Owoeye, a professor and founder, Lead City University, Ibadan. The likes of Yemi Adamolekun, executive director, Enough is Enough Project and many other scholars from across the tiers of tertiary education in Nigeria will also speak at the Summit.

The book fair will also feature a publishers workshop on: Building Prosperity through the Exploration of Related Rights of Books for Sustainable Development, booksellers conference on: Succession Planning, Talent Management and Intergenerational Businesses in Nigeria, readers parley on: Nurturing a Life Long Reading Habit among Youths: Experiences, Challenges, Solutions and Strategies. Authors Groove and a study base product launched by a foremost book publishing firm in Nigeria will not be left out.

All the activities of the book fair, according to Nigerian Book Fair Trust, will be streamed live on social media.