By Adeyemi Obadimu Popular fast rising hip-hop artist,
The King’s College Old Boys’ Association Centenary Committee recently signed agreements with Glendora International Limited and FedEx Red Star Express, to distribute copies of the history of King’s College, titled ‘Floreat Collegium 100 Years of King’s College, Lagos’. This contract took place recently in Lagos.
The Contract permits Glendora to handle the sales and distribution of the books, while FedEx Red Star Express handles the delivery of the books to interested buyers nationwide.
This means the books are now available at all Glendora Bookshops at Jazzhole,168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Ikeja City Mall, MM2 & Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Arrangements have also been concluded with FedEx Red Star Express to provide information and distribute copies of the book through all 165 outlets nationwide.
According to Chairman Centenary Publication, Prince Tola Sotinwa, “The book is of deep historical value not only to past and present staff and students of King’s College, but to all Nigerians. So significant have the achievements of the College been throughout its existence, that in 2009, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), thought it fit to celebrate the Centenary of King’s College, Lagos. The celebration was flagged off at the UNESCO’s 34thGeneral Assembly held in Paris, France in 2007 and was the first time a secondary school in Africa would be so honoured. In affirmation of the primacy of place of the institution, the 100th Foundation Day Lecture was delivered at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Campus of the College by the then Director General of UNESCO, Mr. Koichiro Matsuura”.
Also speaking on behalf of FedEx Red Star, the Marketing Manager of the company, Mrs Ngozi Ochokwu, “We are glad to have been part of this. Red Star is committed to safe and proper delivery of goods, and in this case we will ensure the centenary books are properly handled till they get to interested buyers nationwide. We will make them available at all our outlets for easy purchase. With this partnership, we hope to support Glendora and Kings College Old Boys Association impressively.”