JEG Re-initiates Reading Culture In Nigeria.

As part of a national book campaign organised by President Jonathan Ebele Goodluck (JEG) on the 20th of December, 2010 at the Expo Hall Eko Hotel and Suites. JEG launched the campaign &#39Bring Back The Book&#39 aimed reviving the culture of reading among Nigeria children, also gracing the occasion was the first african Nobel Laureate in Literature Professor Wole Soyinka.

The day started with simple book readings to a crowd of children from selected primary and secondary schools in Lagos. Professor Soyinka read from his memoir, Ake- Years of childhood while JEG read from Chike and The River written by Chinua Achebe. There were a lot of dignitaries in attendance including educationist Mrs Adenike, Speaker Demeji Bankole, writer and poet Odia Ofeimun and other presidential aids and staff. The highlight of the readings was the Q and A interactive session between the children, JEG and Professor Soyinka.

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The event was co-sponsored by Otunba Oba Otudeko, telecom service provider and Airtel. The event later moved to the afternoon session; a presentation of the President&#39s book titled, &#39Goodluck Jonathan My Friend and I&#39. The Eko Hotel Expo hall was packed with over 5,000 Nigerian youths in attendance. The book presentation saw performances from Nigerian musicians including D&#39Banj, Tuface, Mochedah, P-Square and others. The book is responses put together from the facebook account of President Jonathan on issues facing Nigeria. The vision behind it is to start up a series of conversations on important matters affecting Nigeria.

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