By Eric Ugbor
ABA â€” JOURNAL ISTS in the country have been urged to go outside their core functions of educating, gathering and dissemination of information, to help in solving the drought bedeviling the book industry by engaging in the publication of journals and books.
The call was made in Aba, by a lecturer of the Abia State Polytechnic, Mr. Chris Ufomba, during the lunch of a book, All About Money, written by a journalist and former staff of NTA 6, Aba, Mr. Felix Emele.
Ufomba, who said that media practitioners have a major role to play in reviving the book industry,Â noted with happiness that Emele summoned the courage to deal with an all important subject, such as money in his book.
Observing that money has the awesome powers to influence peopleâ€™ lives and foist a drive in some people, to do anything to acquire, possess and retain it, Ufomba, however, noted that money does not come easy and should be worked for.
He asserted the authorâ€™s appropriation of greed as the evil associated with money.
According to him, â€œthe lure of money has indeed assumed its rightful and frightful position as the very root of all evils.â€