As part of the 2021 MSME Week commemoration activities, Rovingheights Bookstore, one of Nigeria’s fastest growing bookstore brands, hosted Federal Republic of Nigeria Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbanjo SAN, Tuesday, June 22. The Vice-President was accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo.
His entourage was received by Adebola Eyinade, and respectively co-founder / general manager of Nike Timothy and store manager of Abuja. The vice president took the time to peruse the bookstore’s well-stocked shelves and hired staff on books by his favorite authors, including American political scientist Francis Fukuyama.
Besides an interest in non-fiction, the vice-president is also interested in literature and poetry of northern Nigeria. He is a big fan of the works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chibundu Onuzo author of the critically acclaimed Welcome of Lagos. He is also a fan of Professor Wole Soyinka.
He was very keen to understand how the bookstore got started, the book sourcing process and the challenges associated with selling books in Nigeria. Professor Osinbajo remarked that he liked the fact that the Rovingheights Bookstore had a wide range of books and was particularly impressed with the range of native books that the bookstore offered.
He praised, among other things, the store’s vibe and recommended more seating for the elderly while browsing books, an arrangement reminiscent of his favorite Barnes and Nobles store where he enjoys buying and browsing books while breastfeeding. a cup of coffee. The Vice President bought a good supply of books, including Professor Wole Soyinka’s essay “Intervention X”.
According to Adebola Eyinade, “Rovingheights is extremely honored to have hosted the Vice President of Nigeria on this thoughtful visit. His visit is a validation of our conviction that MSMEs are at the heart of job creation and a great encouragement for a growing and ambitious bookstore chain ”. We are grateful to have a regular boss in the vice president of Nigeria and we hope more leaders will emulate his deep love for books, ”she added.
Rovingheight, a chain of online and physical stores with a wide range of books, has three outlets in Lagos and Abuja. A family business founded in 2016 by the trio Adedotun, Oluwatobi and Adebola Eyinade, its vision is to build the largest profitable bookstore chain in Nigeria, while delivering quality books at the best prices to readers.