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Oyeniyi canvasses e-book as panacea to poor reading culture


As part of efforts to promote an effective reading culture in the country, the Chief Executive Officer,, Oluseye Oyeniyi, has stressed the need to embrace electronic version of books, saying this will be more attractive to the youths.

He said though many have abused the online platform, it could still be used to salvage the declining reading culture in Nigeria.

Oyeniyi noted that online platform should not only serve as an avenue through which people insult, look for spouse, engage in political campaigns, promote their image or status but also for intellectual benefits.


“In Nigeria, the busy and chaotic lifestyle of the populace has made reading an exclusive activity for students, academics, corporate analysts and executives. However, an easy way by which people can access books is through E-books.

“If you re on the go a lot, you know how heavy regular titles are, particularly if you intend to finish one book while you are out and need to bring another book with you. E-books allow you to bring a whole library with you wherever you go. You can switch between titles with ease and the weight is lighter than a standard paperback.

“Those who own a lot of books know how much space they can take up, but with a reader, your bookshelf is located on a small handheld device, your computer or on both. This will save you a lot of storage space and also means you have a backup online if something happens to your books.”

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