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Kwara State Writers and Authors marks World Book Day, Distribute Palliatives

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Kwara State writers and authors mark World Book Day, Distribute Palliatives.

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Kwara State Chapter of the Association of Nigeria Authors, (Kwara-ANA), an umbrella body that covers writers, authors, and Book enthusiasts in Kwara State today 24th April 2020, held an outreach event in commemoration of the world book day which is celebrated every 23rd Of April.

The association decided to use the event as a means to reach out to the poor and needy in the state, as well as those who have been affected by the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outreach event saw the distribution of stimulus packages to artisans, poor and vulnerable people in the state.

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The World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.

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Speaking at the distribution of the palliatives, The chairman of the association Mallam Aderinoye Abdulrahman said it was wise at such time to reach out to those who have been affected by the lockdown, noting that people who depend on everyday income were most affected by the lockdown.

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He said this was the association way of supporting the government of Kwara state in reaching out to the people of the state in such a crucial time. Mallam Aderinoye also uses the opportunity to call on the Kwara state government, to ensure that writers and authors are given the right support in the state.

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The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic around the world had made the celebration of this year world book day less glamorous. The pandemic has not only affected social activities but economic and religious activities as well. 

The Pandemic which started in Wuhan China has spread across the world, causing an economic downturn as most countries are on lockdown

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