National Library donates books to prisons

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THE National Library of Nigeria has donated books to the inmates of Nigeria Correctional Services nationwide.

The books were received by the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Correctional Services, Ahmed Jafaru in Abuja.

The Chief Executive Officer/National Librarian, Prof Lenrie Aina, who made the donations, said the gesture was part of effort to enhance reading culture among Nigerians.

Prof Aina stated that last year during the annual readership promotion campaign, the NLN had visited one Correctional Centre in each of the 36 state capital, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and preached to the inmates the importance of reading culture.

He stated that during the campaign some donations were made of reading materials and food stuff.

The chief executive said  he also promised to make more donations in the subsequent year.

According to him, to fulfil that promise, the NLN had earmarked a donation of books to each of the Correctional Centres visited worth N50, 000.

The national liberian promised to continue to support inmates in order to improve their lives.

In his remarks, the Comptroller- General expressed appreciation and commended the efforts by the national library of Nigeria.

Jafaru stated that the West Africa Examination Council, National Open University of Nigeria and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board made similar contributions to enhance the lives of inmates nationwide.

The Nation

25 N0V 2020 @08:56 GMT

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