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2021 MSME week: Bookshop hosts Osinbajo, trade minister

As part of activities to commemorate the 2021 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) week, Rovingheights Bookstore has hosted Vice President Yemi Osibanjo.

He was accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo.

They were received by co-founder/ Managing Director Adebola Eyinade and Abuja store manager Nike Timothy.

The Vice-President took time to browse through the bookstore’s shelves and engaged the staff on books by his favourite authors, most notably the American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama.

Aside from non-fiction, the Vice President’s interest also spans literature and poetry from Northern Nigeria.

He is a big fan of works by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chibundu Onuzo, and is a fan of Prof Wole Soyinka

The Vice President said he was impressed by the range of indigenous books that the bookstore had.

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He purchased a stash of books, most notably Prof Soyinka’s latest essay: Intervention X.

Eyinade said: “Rovingheights is extremely honoured to have hosted the Vice President on this thoughtful visit.

“His visit is a validation of our belief that MSMEs are at the heart of job creation and big encouragement to a growing and ambitious bookstore chain.

“We are thankful that we have a regular patron in the vice president of Nigeria and we hope that more leading will emulate his deep love for books.”

Rovingheights is a chain of online and brick and mortar stores stocking a wide range of books. It has three outlets in Lagos and Abuja and is looking to add more three months over the next 12 months.

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