The President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Dr Usman Oladipo Akanbi has written a heartfelt new year message to members of the association, urging them to join hands in making the association a beacon not only in the realm of creative arts but as an exemplary association for progress.
Dr Akanbi in his message titled “Lightening the Path to Progress in 2024” predicts rewarding year for members.
The message reads: “Dear Esteemed Members of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), in 2023, ANA witnessed a historic milestone—the smooth transition of power from one executive to another. Despite initial concerns about potential chaos during the elections, thanks to the resilience of our members, particularly the longstanding ones, the process unfolded seamlessly, a testament to Divine Grace.
“Since assuming office, the current executives have worked diligently to steer ANA back to its esteemed position. Though some legal challenges persist, we are resolute in putting an end to these unnecessary distractions, recognising that a harmonious environment is crucial for realising the Association’s founding objectives.
“My heartfelt gratitude goes to members who have contributed to stabilising ANA, but the journey continues. I urge every member to join us in making ANA a beacon not only in the realm of creative arts but as an exemplary association for progress. Let us collectively lighten the dark corners of our Association, confident that the flame we ignite today will endure long after our tenure.
“Wishing all ANA members, fellow Nigerians, and people of goodwill a Happy and Prosperous New Year, 2024.”
Dr Usman Oladipo Akanbi,