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Welcome to Nigeria International Book Fair...bringing books closer to the people for better education and self-improvement

 7th Nigeria International Book Fair (Date: 5th - 10th May, 2008) 

...The book fair you must attend.  

Theme of  a one-day International Conference      "Readership Promotion and National Development"

 The Nigerian Book Fair Trust's vision of bringing books closer to the people for better education and self-improvement is gradually becoming a reality. The successes that have been recorded with each edition of the Nigeria International Book Fair since inception are evident for all to see.

There is no gainsaying the fact that the Nigeria International Book Fair has become a rallying point for all the stakeholders in the book and the education sectors of the economy. It has become a meeting place for networking in the publishing industry in Africa. Indeed, the Western publishers, and Asian publishers as well as printers are now making re-incursion into the African book market using the platform of NIBF. 

The theme for NIBF 2008 International Conference is: Readership Promotion and National Development and it is geared towards furthering the mission of the organisers, which in a nutshell is promoting literacy and facilitating book availability. The International Conference which will flag off the NIBF 2008 will hold on Monday, May 5, 2008 at the Multi-purpose Hall B, University of Lagos, Nigeria. 


Currently, the literacy level in Nigeria is over 75%. There are over 70million students at various levels of educational institutions in the country. The tertiary institution in the country are made up of 89 Federal, State and Private Universities, 50 Government and Private Polytechnics, as well as 11 Technical Colleges and 58 Colleges of Education. 


The advent of democratic governance has brought about improvement in the economy and this has impacted positively on other segments of national life, the publishing sector inclusive. The number of publishing firms, bookshops and related bodies in the book chain has increased, while both Federal and States Government as well as their Agencies, Corporate bodies and International organisations are now investing in education in Nigeria. In fact, it is an era of educational boom.