The Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA has called on Nigerians to revive the nation’s dwindling reading culture to eliminate illiteracy, keep history afresh and be in tune with developments in the global scene.
The Chairman, Nasarawa State chapter of the body, Abubakar Daddere gave the advice in Lafia in a paper titled “Why we must develop a strong reading culture in Nasarawa State”, delivered to mark June 12 Anniversary.
The event was organised by a writer Haliru-Barau Habib in collaboration with ANA, Nasarawa State chapter.
According to Daddere, the books a people read determine their overall culture, development and growth. He urged youths to read more so as to keep history for posterity.
In his remarks, Habib said that the occasion was organised to revisit history in order to educate the society about what played out on June 12, 1993.
He also commended Buhari for signing June 12 into law to be recognised as Democracy day in Nigeria, saying that the move had pacified the family of late MKO Abiola and the entire Yoruba nation.