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Mr. Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
The last International Literacy Day celebration turned out to be in some way, remarkable for Africa as a whole, and Nigeria in particular. Of thousands of education inspirational quotes that flooded the space of the organisers of the annual event, one, by a Nigerian, Mr. Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu, was one of the two by Africans freely chosen without the author being consulted
The other quote by an African selected, was the that of Ghana’s late Dr. Koffi Anan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Speaking about the choice of his quote by the event organisers, Ogbuagu explained that though, not an award-attracting development, it was pleasing that the World Literacy Day organisers themselves freely chose his quote, and without consulting him.
Said Ogbuagu: “My quote was freely chosen by the World Literacy Day organizers themselves, and without consulting me. Which is no crime. So were late Kofi Anan’s and those of other eminent persons across the world, dead and alive.
“It might be of interest to you to know that over 200 quotes of mine are published online. Over 200 poems of mine are online. And my quotes appear on many websites, chosen by the owners of such websites who find them relevant to their missions”.
Ogbuagu is an author of several books, the latest of which is a literary novel entitled “Words Of A Shaman“, published in London in March 2019 and being distributed worldwide, including through amazon and other book retailers online.
Founded in 1966 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8 of every year to promote literacy, and to create awareness amongst the citizens of the world regarding the essence of literacy in communities.
Below are the quotes: