News | Programme To Celebrate Late Abubakar Gimba’s Legacy Now To Hold In 2018.

The maiden edition of ‘The Gimba Legacy’ event, a part of the Capital Territory Book Convention initially scheduled for Tuesday 12th December at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Wuse 2, Abuja, has been shifted to the first quarter of next year. 

In a press statement, Chief Dillibe Onyeama, CEO of Delta Publications (Nigeria) Ltd. and organiser of the event, said the postponement became necessary “to escape the frenetic distractions of the Christmas and end-of-the-year activities, as well as the explosive emotions swirled by the volatile economy in the country.”

He gave another reason that “an artiste of the towering heroic status of Abubakar Gimba should not be celebrated as the tail end of a bad year.”

Delta Publications (Nigeria) Ltd. was Abubakar Gimba’s first publisher, enjoying the distinction of releasing the late novelist’s debut novel, A Trial of Sacrifice in 1985 and many others that followed.

                      Abubakar Gimba – seen here in flesh celebrating his debut as a novelist in 1985 with his fiction classic ‘Trail of Sacrifice’. Photo: D.Onyeama