10th Nigerian International Book Fair Starts At Lagos
Cheap flights To Lagos News: Today, The Nigerian International Book Fair ( NIBF ) will be holding International Conference and Awards Presentation at the Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos ( UNILAG ), Lagos. The Delegates from different parts of the continent are expected to be present at the event. The first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, and the Vice-Chancellor of the new federal university are expected to be sited in Ebonyi State. The Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, will be the Guest of Honor as well as Chairman of the conference. This year’s fair is the 10th in the series and is tagged under The Technology and the Future of the Book: Implication for the African Book Industry, while the opening address will be delivered by the Director of Baensch International Group, United States ( U.S ), Mr. Robert Baensch.
The acting General Secretary, Mr Abiodun Omotubi will be assisted by the Director, Whitney M. Young Jr. Information Resources Center, Public Affairs Section, U. S. Consulate-General, Mr. Samuel Eyitayo, to enlighten the audience at the conference on the roles, technology can play to impact the effectiveness of book and book production in African countries. More than 135 exhibitors are expected to take part in the fair, including the Nigerian Compass. The Foreign delegates which participate at the event will help promote the Nigerian Economy.
The fair will feature a four-day children’s programme to be anchored by Evans Publishers, University Press Plc, Africans First Publishers Plc and Mcmillan Nigeria Publishers. As well, seminars and workshops will also be staged by Oxfam International, Havilah Merchants and Nigerian Library Associations. Trainings as well as buyers/sellers meeting will be organized by African Publishers Network and CAPEXIL of India. A special programme will also be organized by CORA to mark the 80th birthday of Prof. Chukwuemeka Ike. The international book fair will come to an end on Saturday of this week.