By Obianuju Onu
Awka, May 8, 2019
(MOI) Anambra State Government says it has concluded plans to upgrade the state
Library to international standard so as to encourage reading culture among
Gov. Willie Obiano of
Anambra said this during this year's Readership Promotion Campaign of the
National Library of Nigeria (NLN) at the Prof. Kenneth Dike State Central e-Library,
The Governor, who was
represented by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C
Don Adinuba, emphasised the importance of reading culture among Nigerians.
``We will soon
upgrade the state library to make it more conducive for users and I enjoin all
Anambra students to read extensively in order to develop their skills,’’ Obiano
In a welcome address,
Acting Director, Anambra State Library Services Miss Nkechi Udeze stressed the
importance of reading culture. ``I commend efforts of Government in making
library essential part development agenda’’.
Chairman NLN, Prof.
Lenrie Olatokumbo Aina represented by Mrs Chinyere Onuoha said that the
objective of the campaign was to encourage reading among Nigerians.
``This campaign is to
promote awareness on importance of reading among Nigerians of all strata,
school children, adults and professionals alike.
``And we want to
promote availability of good reading materials in our libraries as well as
identify major challenges that inhibit reading and proffer solutions,’’ Prof
Acting Head of
National Library Enugu, Mrs Rachael Neboh, described reading as lifelong
Chief Librarian at
the College of Education, Technical, Umunze, Dr Adolphus Ugwuanyi said:
``reading makes a man and broadens one's horizon’’.
The event had a
Theme: ``Reviving Moribund Culture of Reading In Nigeria For Sustainable
National Development’’, featured spelling and reading competitions from
Some of the schools
are Gran Hermano Academy Awka, Blossom Fount College, Awka, Community Secondary
school Isuaniocha and Community Secondary School, Umueze Anam. (MOI)