Gov. Fashola reads on UN Intl. Day 2008 in Lagos

Governor Fashola Reads To Children To Mark United Nations Literacy Day; September 8 2008

The Rainbow Book Club in conjunction with the Lagos State Government took its ‘Leaders Read’ campaign one notch higher when Governor Babatunde Fashola read to pupils of St. Peter’s Anglican Nursery and Primary School, Ikeja, to mark this year’s United Nations Literacy Day.
The Governor, flanked by the founder of Rainbow Book Club, Mrs. Koko Kalango and the Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Mrs. Gbolahan Dawodu, read from Cyprian Ekwensi’s “The Drummer Boy”.
He then encouraged the children to learn from the hero of the play that no challenge or limitation is too great for them to overcome. He urged them to embrace education and read widely. The Governor also used the medium to encourage school heads to organise book clubs in their schools in order to encourage a reading culture among students.
Governor Babatunde Fashola is the third in a list of Leaders who have read to school children as part of the Rainbow Book Club ‘Leaders Read’ programme. Other leaders in the list are Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Commonwealth Secretary-General and Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State.

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