Nigerian author Dayo Lomuwagun unveiled 15 books written by him.
At the book launch on Saturday, which was held virtually via Zoom, Mr. Lomuwagun said the books were his contributions to societal reform and moral regeneration.
He said he was moved to write the books in a meaningful way for helping put Nigeria on the path to moral rectitude.
Specifically, the author said that the books mainly focus on children to get them on the right track in life early enough.
The author, a chartered accountant by profession and public affairs analyst, said that the writings of notable writers like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and many others have a significant influence on his creative writing and his outlook on the literary world.
Besides MM. Soyinka and Achebe, Mr. Lomuwagun also draws inspiration from his immediate environment, his church and the daily life around him.
Speaking at the book launch, Dele Farotimi, a renowned human rights activist, praised the author’s creativity, productivity and genius.
Mr Farotimi said writing and publishing fifteen books in one fell swoop was no small feat, given the difficulty of writing and even the publishing climate in Nigeria.
He added that he was disturbed by the general apathy of Nigerians towards reading.
Mr Farotimi said he hoped Mr Lomuwagun’s books would inspire Nigerians to read more.
The titles of some of the books launched include: Murdered by Love, The Appointment, Duke and the Lions, The Oracle’s Error, The Community College, Wisdom for the street, The Conversations, Dad’s Diamond, among others.
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Asked how many books he has in his chat so far, the author said he has written and published 27 books in total, some of which can be found in various bookstores in Lagos and libraries in various high schools across the state.
Mr Lomuwagun said he hopes to further circulate his books across the country for wider penetration.
Among the dignitaries who attended the book launch were Sunday Ogunduyile, vice-chancellor of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State; Wunmi Oladele; Oluseyi Aba; Gboluga Ikengboju, member representing the federal constituency of Okitipupa / Irele represented by Ropo Daso, among others.
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