Fred Ezeh, Abuja
Federal Government has launched the 2018 nationwide readership promotion campaign meant to reawaken the reading culture of Nigerians.
The objective of the campaign which will be implemented by the National Library of Nigeria (NLN) will expose Nigerians to the benefits of reading and learning to human development.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who flagged off the campaign in Abuja, said the exercise became necessary following the obvious decline in reading culture among Nigerians.
The minister who spoke through the Director, Education Support Services, Mrs. Justina Ibeh, said the entrance of modern technology has become a big threat to reading among younger generation.
She added: “It has also affected the behaviour of individuals to reading negatively. Students now prefer to goggle and download stuffs on the internet without synthesizing, instead of reading to solve a given task,” he said.
In his remarks, the National Librarian, Prof….