The Idea

On the 25th of April 2009, Prof. David David founded an idea of celebrating Nigeria’s excellent records and laundering Nigeria’s international image with Nigeria’s best. He researched and put together a compendium of everything good about Nigeria, so Nigerian Books of Record (NBR) was conceived as a Book of Record in Nigeria, synonymous with the Guinness Book of World Records.

On Thursday, September 8th, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to all Nigerians during the official launch of the National Re-orientation Campaign at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja, to support and be part of the ‘Change Begins with Me Campaign.’ In response to the clarion call, Prof. David David’s Nigerian Books of Record vision of supporting the government in laundering the Nigerian image by celebrating Nigeria’s excellent records was relaunched to drive the campaign of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) of attitudinal re-orientation among Nigerians.

Based on the above premise, Nigerian Books of Record moved from being a book to a research center where contents about Nigeria’s excellence, culture, and people are usually unveiled annually to celebrate Nigeria as a country and Nigerians as a people.

Nigerian Books of Record has the vision to launder the poor international image of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Nigeria’s best. The center also researches everything good about Nigeria, documents it into an official Compendium, and spreads the good tidings to the whole world, emphasizing that Nigeria is not all about bad news, with the rich compendium, Nigerian Books of Record, as proof.

Prof. David David is the Founder, Director-General (DG), and CEO of Nigerian Books of Record. All Nigerian Books of Record holders earned the honor on merit and form the center’s prestigious circle of eminence. It comprises credible Nigerians ranging from the political class to corporate Nigeria, from the religious sector to technocrats and professionals. Nigerian Books of Record includes sports legends as well as boundless entertainers.

Attitudinal re-orientation has long been recognized as the best way to address the myriad of societal problems confronting Nigerian society. The challenge of a new Nigeria, therefore, places a big responsibility on the NBR-inducted members, as Nigerians, to spread the message of value re-orientation and social harmony. NBR is out to launder the poor image of Nigeria with Nigeria’s best, which led to the creation of the Compendium known today as Nigerian Books of Record, a unique encyclopedia of Nigerian excellent records.

Nigerian Books of Record recognizes the increasing need to identify influential and well-respected leaders who channel their influence to create a positive impact in the lives of Nigerians.

The NBR encourages all Nigerians to appreciate and celebrate the good side of their country, which is the essence of Nigerian Books of Record as archives for Nigerian excellent records. It emphasizes that there is no place on earth where there are no good and bad people, but a few Achilles’ heels of some bad eggs are not enough to condemn a nation.

Given the current technology-driven nature of the global system and the emerging techno-lexicon of globalization, it is equally important to respond positively to such issues of national interest. Nigerian Books of Record maintains that Nigeria is a beautiful land, and her people are intelligent, full of perseverance, and NBR holders are great examples of true Nigerians.

Every year, hardworking, zealous, industrious, and selfless minds in Nigerian society are celebrated as ethical exemplars and are inducted into the Nigerian Books of Record. These inductees are elevated and positively positioned as role models for future generations to emulate their virtues and accentuate the value system of Nigerian society.