9mobile has restated its commitment to supporting initiatives that promote the culture of reading and publishing, especially among the youths.
The telecom company gave this assurance while marking this year's World Book and Copyright Day, an event set aside to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.
According to the Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, Abdulrahman Ado, the World Book and Copyright day presents an opportunity to celebrate Nigerian authors, inspire youths to read more as well as pen down their own thoughts through writing and publishing.
"Books are valuable assets that stimulate innovation and national development. At 9mobile, we are passionate about the growth and development of the youth and by extension, Nigeria.
"The World Book and Copyright Day ties into our CSR efforts to promote education in Nigeria. We are leveraging this auspicious event to encourage Nigerian youths to embrace the culture of reading and learning," he said.
Reacting to the focus for this year's World Book Day, which highlights the importance of books in combating isolation, occasioned by COVID-19, Ado opined that reading is therapeutic and helpful in tackling the boredom that comes from staying indoors.