The national president of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Mallam Denja Abdulahi yesterday inaugurated the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 38th International Convention to be held in Enugu.
The occasion which took place at the Governing Council Hall of ATCOI College of Education Enugu also marked the formal flag-off of preparations for the convention scheduled to hold from Thursday 31st October to Sunday 3rd November 2019. It held on Saturday, 29th June, 2019.
The convention is code named “Coal-City Homecoming 2019”.
Those who graced the occasion include the National Vice President of ANA, Mr Camillus Ukah and the Enugu State Chairman, Comrade Zulu Ofoelue.
Hon Ndubuisi Eneh, a former Chairman of the state chapter emerged Chairman of the LOC, while renown poet, Mrs Chinemerem Anyi emerged Secretary.
Other members of the committee include a former Commisioner for Works in Enugu State, Barr Ugochukwu Agballa, deputy director of programmes of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Enugu national station, Sir Gregory Odiakosa, and Chief Lecturer, General Studies Department of the institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, Dr Mrs Ojel Anidi.
Other members include Mr Gregory Mbajiogu, of the department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), former Publicity Secretary of ANA Enugu and academic facilitator at ATCOI College of Education, Enugu Mrs May Ezeudu, retired deputy co-marshal of the Federal Road safety commission (FRSC) Mazi Chike Nwaka, and former secretary of ANA Enugu chapter, Mr Sunday Ogbonna.
The event was spiced with folklore performances, readings, and a workshop.
The International Convention is expected to be preceded by the ANA Enugu State convention which is to hold from 29th to 30th October 2019.