NIGERIA: State Governor launches Herbert Macaulay e-library.
LAGOS- Following the unnumbered success of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode ranging from the 114 roads project to the employment trust fund amid others, he has fulfilled his widely proclaimed initiative as he inaugurated the Herbert Macaulay in Yaba, Lagos state on Tuesday, 11th of July, 2017.
Outside the stories of flood that has nearly taken over Lagos, reports, this time is lighting on another success recorded by the Ambode’s administration has he inaugurate the newly enhance reading and learning centre. Another feather to the cap truly.
According to the Governor, the Herbert Macaulay centre will not only help revive reading culture in the state, it will also serve as a tool in the transformation of the information technology underworks in Nigeria. In the statement of the Governor, “This (project) will hopefully boost literacy, reading culture and information technology compliance in the country.
According to gathered stories surrounding the establishment and history of the centre, the library was formally known as Federal Ministry of education school library, Yaba, which prides as the oldest library. It was only renamed thereafter as Herbert Macaulay library by Alhaji Lateef Jakanda in commemoration of the great nationalist spirit and laudable leadership in the nation.
The success of this transformation is a shared honour between Lagos state government and the Guaranty Trust bank. With the support and partnership with Guaranty Trust bank (GTB), the library was successfully upgraded. A reading session in the library was tagged “Herbert Macaulay collections, Code Lagos centre, art gallery” which remained a pioneer among oldest Bibles.
It was however reported that the governor was ably represented by his deputy, Dr. Idiat Adebule. Worthy of note, other people of eminence, who added colours to the inauguration by their presence ranged from Segun Agbaje, the managing director of GTBank to Folajin Macaulay, Hon. Bayo Adefuye among a host of others.
Correspondent: Ridwan A. Olayiwola