Facebook Used in Literacy Campaign

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's president says he is launching a book chronicling his Facebook interactions with his Facebook friends to encourage reading as Africa's most populous country heads into an election year.

President Goodluck Jonathan said Monday that he decided to compile his Facebook conversations in the book titled "My Friends
and I," because he wanted to "encourage a reading culture and
promote responsible and accountable governance at all levels."

He acknowledged his Facebook friends as the "men and women who
have been advising him."

The book launch, peppered with performances by some of Nigeria's
biggest singers, was one event in a series planned to encourage
reading among Nigerian youth.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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