DR. DAVID DAVID, DIRECTOR GENERAL,
NIGERIAN BOOKS OF RECORD
On 25th of April 2009, Dr David David founded an idea of celebrating Nigeria’s excellent records and laundering of Nigeria’s international image with Nigeria’s best. He researched and put together a compendium of everything good about Nigeria, so Nigerian Books of Record, NBR was conceived as a Book of Record in Nigeria synonymous to the Guinness Book of World Record.
On Thursday, September 8th, 2016, President Mohammadu Buhari appealed to all Nigerians during the official launch of the National Re-orientation Campaign at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja to support and be part of the ‘Change Begins With Me Campaign’. In respond to the clarion call, Dr David David’s Nigerian Books of Record vision of supporting the Government in laundering the Nigerian image by celebrating Nigeria’s excellent records was re-launch to drive the campaign of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and National Orientation Agency, NOA of attitudinal re-orientation among Nigerians.
On the above premise, Nigerian Books of Record moved from a book to a research center where contents about Nigeria’s excellence, culture and people are usually unveil annually to celebrate Nigeria as a country and Nigerians as a people.
Nigerian Books of Record has a vision to launder the poor International Image of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Nigeria’s Best. The Center also researches everything good about Nigeria, documents it into an official Compendium, and spread the good tidings to the whole world, emphasizing that Nigeria is not all about the bad news, with the rich compendium, Nigerian Books of Record as a proof.
Dr. David David is the current Director General/CEO of Nigerian Books of Record. All Nigerian Books of Record holders earned the honor on merit and form the Center prestigious circle of eminence. It comprises of credible Nigerians ranging from the political class to corporate Nigeria. From religious sector to technocrats and professionals. Nigerian Books of Record has sport legends as well as boundless entertainers.
Attitudinal re-orientation has for long been recognized as the best way to address the myriad of societal problems confronting the Nigerian society. The challenge of a new Nigeria, therefore, places a big responsibility on all of us as Nigerians to spread the message of value re-orientation and social harmony. NBR is out to launder the poor image of Nigeria with Nigeria’s best which led to the creation of the Compendium known today as Nigerian Books of Record, a unique encyclopedia of Nigerian excellent records.
Nigerian Books of Record Research Center had recognized the increasing need to identify influential and well-respected leaders who channeled their influence to creating positive impact in the lives of Nigerians.
The NBR encourages all Nigerians to appreciate and celebrate the good side of their country, which is the essence of Nigerian Books of Record as archives for Nigerian excellent records. It emphasis that, there is no place on earth we do not have the good and the bad people, but a few Achilles’ heel of some bad eggs is not enough to condemn a nation.
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 issue of national interest. The Institute maintains that, Nigeria is a beautiful land and her people are intelligent, full of perseverance and NBR holders are great examples of true Nigerians.
Unlike Guinness Book of Record, Nigerian Books of Record recognize and immortalize Nigerians who have made remarkable achievements in their chosen professional callings to break the gap between history and achievers in Nigeria.
Hardworking, zealous, industrious and selfless minds in the Nigerian societies are celebrated as ethic exemplars and are inducted into the Nigerian Books of Record. These inductees are elevated and positively positioned as role models for future generations to emulate their virtues and accentuates the value system of the Nigerian society.
The foregoing analogy is the philosophy behind the establishment of Nigerian Books of Record Research.
David David, a Nigerian multipotentialite, was born on 26 December 1984. 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 Record Breakers Books, 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.
Take a few minutes and read this, what will happen, when petroleum is no more…
Do you know?
Nigeria has over 50 trillion naira annual potential of untapped resources apart from petroleum. Nigeria’s other natural resources include natural gas, tin, iron ore, uranium, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc and arable land.
Do you know that Osun State is the largest producer of cassava and has huge gold deposits? Do you know that Enugu State is rich in Coal and Cashew?
Do you know that the Benue, Plateau and Taraba troughs are the richest resource troughs of the nation from Agriculture to Zinc, Barite, Gold and other mineral resources?
Do you know that Ogun State has one of the best limestone belts in the world? Do you know that hides and skin from Kano, Kaduna and other northern States of Nigeria are highly sought after in the world?
Do you know that Ogbomoso has the best cashew nuts and mangos in Africa? Have you heard of Calabar street carnival, the greatest tourism attraction in Africa or Akwa Ibom annual event that draws the world to Nigeria yearly and documented in the Guinness Book of Record? Do you know that Cocoa from Ondo, Ekiti, Edo and other States in Nigeria has the annual potential of replacing the current petroleum wealth?
Do you know that in Africa, Nigeria has the largest human resource and market? Do you know that Nigerians are the most educated immigrant group in America?
Do you know there are millions of Nigerian professionals living in Nigeria and in the Diaspora, who have contributed to making the world a better place?
This nation built Nollywood to the third largest film industry in the world with no bank credit. The country built the largest music industry in Africa with no major record label. Nigeria prides herself on growing a diversified information technology, a match with global standards.
If, we can do this, we can do anything. Let us believe in Nigeria again.