A social entrepreneur, Mr James Okere has lent his support to the proposed bill on reading before the Imo State House of Assembly.
The Bill titled: Reading and Preservation of Books Published in Imo State is being sponsored by Hon. Victor Onyewuchi; member representing Owerri West State Constituency.
The bill which is presently in its committee stage is highly commendable.
Okere who is an author and inspirational blogger made his views known in a release opined that the bill when passed into law will indeed promote reading culture amongst all especially the youths who are future leaders in our country.
Also, he said that the “importance of reading cannot be over emphasized as reading serves as an instrument in promoting and advancing society’s values”.
Continuing he states that many people have risen to greatness because they embraced reading especially quality books.
Okere, also a motivational speaker said this bill has gone a long way to justify his calls for quite some time on the need to promoting literacy and reading culture via book donation project; which he has been championing.
He added that through his writings he has severally written and published issues on reading to sensitize the people; amongst his writings include: Reading as a Mentoring Tool, The Role of Reading in Human and Societal Development, The Power of Reading, Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Development Through Reading, 2016 Literacy Day-Sustaining Literacy Development Through Reading, Inspire The Youths with Gift of a Book, Power of Reading in Self Development, Readers Are Leaders etc
All the above topics are available in his website,www.inspireforgreatness.comand are published in the press accordingly.
The author of the leadership, self help and motivational book titled- “You Too Can Be Great”, which is available online and in hard cover while commending Hon. Victor Onyewuchi and Imo State House of Assembly appealed to the house members to subject the bill to public hearing to enable them sensitize the people and also to allow the public make further in puts.