The report comes after a working visit by Olav Stokkmo, former IFRRO CEO. The visit included a number of meetings with the Executive Director of the RRO, John Asein, in which the progress being made on the activities planned for the year was confirmed, the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), the Nigerian Publishers Association (NPA), the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), and the Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC). Each of the organisations they met with renewed their commitment to collaborate with REPRONIG in the discharge of its mandate as an RRO.
During the visit, REPRONIG organised appearances on various TV stations to mark the World Book and Copyright Day. In those TV appearances, John Asein and Olav Stokkmo spoke about the book and publishing industry, the activities of RROs and the significance of this year’s World Book and Copyright Day.
Stokkmo’s visit, which was part of the joint development project by IFRRO, Norcode and WIPO focused on building licensing activities, strengthening relationships with stakeholders, and exploring opportunities to work with the blind and visually impaired community.
Finally, Professor Olu Obafemi, Chairman of the Board of the RRO, renewed the commitment of REPRONIG to IFRRO, NORCODE and other development partners that REPRONIG will continue to be guided by its core principles of P-A-G-E: Premium Service, Accountability, Good governance, and Efficiency.