Library association slams poor facility conditions in states
The President of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Prof. Innocent Ekoja has denounced the state of libraries in the states.
He said support for libraries from various state governments was not encouraging.
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He said this at a press conference in Abuja over the weekend in preparation for the association‘s 60th anniversary and the NLA conference to be held tomorrow.
Ekoja said that the association has actively contributed to the development of the country during its more than 60 years of existence.
He said, “Because in the banks, the military, the industries in the higher institutions, you will find our members who make our honest contributions to the development of the country. Thus, in all sectors of the economy, you will find our members.
“We also had a great impact on the provision of library and information services in the country as he was at the forefront of the establishment of the National Library of Nigeria in 1964 and was responsible for the development guidelines for library management.
“We have actively contributed to the establishment of the African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AFLIA) and we also have members who are members of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).”