The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) has inaugurated Arewa Book Club and also appointed interim executive committee for the club.
This was contained in a press release issued by SYNW President, Wole Adedoyin in Ibadan on Friday.
Reading has been a major challenge for schools in Northern Nigeria and other regions of the country. The inability of children to read and write in their mother tongue is a global problem. The major aim of Arewa Book Club is to promote reading, writing and books written in Hausa and other northern Nigerian languages. It is also an avenue for book reading, book discussion and networking for northern readers.
According to Wole Adedoyin, said the need to promote effective reading habits among the general populace of Kano and other Northern neighboring states necessitated into the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) establishing the Club.
Also in a bid to guide Arewa Book Club’s strategic direction and coordinate its activities, the Club also appointed a new executive committee led by Mallam Mukhtar Musa Karami following approval from the members of the Club.
The new executive committee members are:
1. Mukhtar Musa Karami – Coordinator
2. Hajiya Jamila Abdullahi R/Lemo – Ass. Coordinator
3. Abdullahi Lawal Kangala – Secretary
4. Jidda Adam Suleiman – Ass. Secretary
5. Muhammad Suleiman Abubakar – Information Secretary
6. Jibril Adamu Rano – Social/Welfare Secretary
7. Maryam Haroon – Finance Secretary
8. Zahradden Nasir – Treasurer
9. Hajiya Hauwa L Mai turare Mace Mutum – Education Secretary
10. Ibrahim Lawal Ɗan Sarauta – Organizing Secretary
11. Muhammad Sani Majia – Information Secretary I
12. Muhammad Suleiman Abubakar – Information Secretary II
Once in every month, Northern book lovers, voracious readers, writers, artists will now be converging to discuss old and latest books, read to an interesting audience, meet the guest writer and reader and also get their works published in the newsletter of the club.
Apart from the book clubs, the Read Across Nigeria (RAN), Paperless Book Club (strictly for reading electronic books), National Book Awareness Week
– https://nabawknigeria.blogspot.com, African Book Week – https://africanbookweek.blogspot.com , Children’s Book Week – https://cbwnigeria.blogspot.com , National Week of Remembrance for Departed Writers (NAWRED) – https://nawredonline.blogspot.com, National Book Hub – https://nationalbookhub.blogspot.com are part of the strategies SYNW initiated to ginger up the reading culture in Nigeria.