The DG Nigerian Books of Record, Dr. David David, announces his latest achievement.
In 2022 alone, the eminent researcher who is also the founder of the first Nigerian encyclopaedia of indigenous records, has earned four honorary professorial awards from prestigious academic facilities in the US, Croatia, India and Nigeria, ten honorary doctorate degrees from different institutions around the world and eight ambassadorial awards from credible establishments.
He made the announcement yesterday in Abuja while addressing the press on his forthcoming birthday on the 26th of December, 2022. During the briefing, he displayed over twenty honorary titles from credible institutions which he had received this year due to his contribution in indigenous research records to the institutions. The honours ranging from honorary professorial awards from universities in US, Croatia, India and Nigeria, honorary doctorate degrees and ambassadorial awards.
The awards came in appreciation of his 2022 #nbrnationaltour, where he toured states in Nigeria, universities, academic facilities both inside and outside the country with the sole aim of exhibiting his research collections and establishment of indigenous research collaborations. “The year 2022 has been the most engaging year since my advent into historical research. During the just concluded 2022 #nbrnationaltour, I have been privileged to contribute to establishment of indigenous record keeping culture in several universities, academic facilities and institutions where these records have been swept away,” he said during the briefing.
The new Professor believes that historical records have for long been recognized as the best way to address the myriad of societal problems confronting the society. In his statement, he said “Those constantly fuelling ethnic crisis in Nigeria, for instance, need to be taught their history. They need to know about the lost of innocent lives from 6th July, 1967 to 15th January, 1970. We need to learn our story so as to learn unforgettable lessons. That’s what we are informing the institutions. You have to make these records available to the young people. Cultural heritage is a stimulant to building a sustainable society.”
He maintained that the challenge of a new Nigeria has placed a big responsibility on every Nigerian to join the clarion call of the Nigerian Government to spread the message of value re-orientation and social harmony.
When asked about the impact of his well publicized NBR project in positioning Nigeria in a positive light so that the international community will have no choice but to acknowledge the positive impacts Nigerians have in the world, the new professor admits that, the Nigerian Books of Record collections has so far assisted in reinventing a positive image of Nigeria internationally with Nigeria’s best.
“It is an ongoing project. You know, Rome was not build in a day. We cannot take any credit at this point because all hands are on deck, both governmental and non-governmental agencies. We are all looking forward to having a country where hosts flourish and visitors feel at home. Nigerian Books of Record identifies influential and well respected impact makers, record breakers and notable achievers of the Nigerian origin who have channelled their influence to create positive impact in the lives of people. That’s the record we are presenting to the world. That we have wonderful things happening in Nigeria,” he said.
“Given the current technology-driven nature of the global system and the emerging techno-lexicon of globalization, it is equally important to respond positively to such issues of national interest,” he added.
Like Guinness Book of Record, Prof David emphasized during the briefing, the primary focus of Nigerian Books of Record is to recognize and immortalize Nigerians who have made remarkable achievements in their chosen professional callings to break the gap between history and achievers in Nigeria.
He also stated that hardworking, zealous, industrious and selfless minds in the Nigerian societies are celebrated as ethic exemplars and that such individuals in Nigerian Books of Record are elevated and positively positioned as role models for future generations to emulate and accentuate the value system of the Nigerian society.
Dr. David David, Communication and Information Director at GYMHA, Australia | Director General/Founder/CEO at Nigerian Books of Record Research Centre, Abuja | Founder/CEO of Rekordbreakers | Founder/CEO, READS Campaign Africa | Convener, Nigerian Image Revolution (NIR); a coalition of pro-democracy group.
David David, is a Nigerian multipotentialite. As a writer, his works range from fiction (poetry, plays and novels) to nonfiction. He is one of the most prominent voices attracting a new generation of readers to African literature with scores of literary works to his credit.
Dr. David David is the Founder/CEO of Nigerian Books of Record Research Center, the sole researcher of Nigerian Books of Record, NBR.
The NBR was conceived to promote and support the Government in laundering the Nigerian image, by celebrating Nigeria’s excellent records in other to drive the campaign of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and National Orientation Agency, NOA of attitudinal re-orientation among Nigerians.
Nigerian Books of Record as a literary work is published by Books of Record Nigeria Limited. It is updated and revised yearly.
The NBR is used as reference material for students and lecturers in all Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. Over the years, the NBR grew into a global brand and inspired the publication of the 36 Nigerian States Books of Record.
Dr. David is the Founder/CEO, READS Campaign Africa. READS is an acronym for Record Breakers Educational Series. However, READS Campaign is aimed at ending child molestation and fighting for the rights and well-being of children, through short and educative novels, plays and poetry that offers a timely solution to environmental and societal crimes committed against children; especially the girl child and young adults.
The cause of the campaign is championed with the creation and promotion of educative stories that emphasizes on children’s right to education. So far, over 20 titles have been making waves under the umbrella of the READS Campaign with the aim of putting the READS titles in every home. It is targeted at young adults and serves as a modern medium to sensitize the society, create awareness and inform the public on the need to get the 70% of the child population off the streets into the classrooms.
Dr. David David is also the Founder/CEO of Rekordbreakers, Nigeria’s leading distributor of indie ebooks. A digital platform with track record and an amazing history of providing digital distribution and marketing services of ebooks and books in print for authors, publishers and literary agents. He is the Chairman of Books of Record Nigeria Limited, the publishers of Record Breakers Educational Series, READS, Nigerian Books of Record, NBR, and the 36 Nigerian States Books of Record.
Dr. David is the convener of Nigerian Image Revolution (NIR); a coalition of pro-democracy group and individuals with a clear mandate to launder the international image of Nigeria through the celebration of Nigeria’s best, promotion of political knowledge, and participation of the Nigerian citizens in governance. He is one of the few championing the cause for a new Nigeria and the reformation of the black image as a whole.
He was born in his hometown, Akai Ubium in Nsit-Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He attended Salvation Army Schools, Akai Ubium for his primary and secondary education, before sailing out of his little community for further studies. He holds a Ph.D. from the prestigious Shield of Faith Bible College, California USA. He is a Fellow of several professional institutes, a former Editor of Education Excellence Newspaper and Editor-in-Chief, Record Breakers Int’l Magazine.