The current Vice president of the Association of Nigerian Authors who is also the national coordinator of the association’s National Young Writers Scheme, Mr. Camilus Uka told press men through a message issued in Owerri, the capital of Imo state that one of the important projects on the association’s agenda is the revitalization of ANA cells in tertiary institutions across the country.
According to Uka, “The National Young Writers Scheme was established by Denja led ANA presidency last year.
“It was set up with the major aim of giving young writers the opportunity of enjoying the mentorship from established writers, in addition to having their writings published and read by their mates and others at the young age.
“It is also an avenue of enhancing, mentoring and honing their literary skills irrespective of tribe, color, gender, religion and sect.
“The Association has many branches or cells in different tertiary institutions across the country. Some are still functioning while others ceased to exist but we have plans to revive the ceased cells. It is part of our agenda under this scheme next year”, Camilus said.
To supervise and coordinate the scheme, ANA President, Mr. Denja Abdulahi last year appointed a seven-man committee, headed by ANA VP, Mr. Camilus Uka, Khalid Imam, Sueedie Vershima Agema, Wole Adedoyin, Halima Aliyu, Ekaette George and Amarachi Attamah as members.