2024 World Book and Copyright Day; NCC Applauds Young Authors

AS the world draws attention to the importance of reading, publishing and copyright, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has praised young Nigerian Authors for their contributions to the volume of the country’s creative works.
State Coordinator, Yola Office of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Yusuf who made the commendation at an event organised in commemoration of this year’s World Book and Copyright Day (WBCD) themed, “Read Your Way” by the State Office, tasked youths to make conscious efforts in strengthening their creative abilities.
While reading the DG-NCC’s goodwill message, Mr. Yusuf noted that this year’s theme underscores the transformative power of reading to shape character, stimulate the mind and empower the individual to realise his or her potentials.
The State Coordinator further explained that the book remains a veritable vehicle for transporting ideas between generations, cultures, and civilisations, adding that through reading, youths can overcome limitations of time and space, reach for knowledge and gain insight for quality life, while also enriching themselves.
Highlights of the event were the presentation of a book authored by a young student, Miss Aishatu titled: ‘The Greedy Boy’; recitation and dramatization of Prof. Wole Soyinka Play, ‘Kong Harvest’, ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ among other activities.
Leading the interactive session at the event, Professor Richard from Abti American University Yola, advised students to be proactive and develop their creative niche and read relevant literatures that will help improve the skills positively.
The event was attended by students, library users, lectures, authors and several other stakeholders.
Meanwhile, in commemoration of the 2024 World Intellectual Property Day (WIPO), staff members of the Commission visited Adamawa State Scrap Market (Panteka) in Yola suburb on 26th April to enlighten the publics on IP and Copyright.