National Library creates reading awareness in Kwara Community

Date: 2022-09-27

The National Library of Nigeria (NLN) on Monday took a reading awareness campaign to Ogbondoroko in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara.

Head of the NLN in Kwara, Mrs Olabimpe Olani, said the essence of the programme was to reawaken reading consciousness among Nigerians by promoting the availability and use of good reading materials to encourage reading culture.

She said the 2022 campaign, tagged ”Reading as a panacea for societal problems”, was expected to impact on the indigenous people – ”the hard to reach”.

”Thus, it is being held in the hinterlands where out-of-school children which was put at 20 million by UNESCO as well as uneducated adults and internally displaced people are found.

”We will provide the community with whiteboards, markers, writing materials and basic reading materials in order to engender basic literacy skills.

”It is time to help our children, adult and the excluded to be included,” she said.

The Mogaji of Ogbondoroko, Alhaji Ibrahim Ajape, said the residents of the community are lovers of education and happy at the opportunity.

”Adult literacy education used to be in existence in the community but was stopped at a point, but primary and secondary education is still available here.

”We are happy that the NLN is coming to revive it in the community because it was very helpful when it was in existence.

”So, we are ready to partner NLN to revive it by using the town hall as the centre for the programme.

”We will also get our citizens that are learned to teach them and they will be paid from the community purse.

”For the primary and secondary education, we are always engaging our children and we hardly have any child out of school, enrollment is even on now,” Ajape said.

He said the community has produced nine professors and 13 Academic Doctors and several Msc and Bsc holders.

The traditional ruler assured that the community would document its history as well as the achievements of the community as requested by the NLN.

The Chairman of the community, Alhaji Isiaka Aliyu, commended the NLN for finding the community worthy to be sensitised and helped.

He promised that the residents would embrace the idea and not make the idea be a regret later on.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sensitisation programme is the start of the 2022 Readership Promotion Campaign of the NLN.

The campaign continues on Tuesday with a reading competition, spelling bee, quiz playlet, book donation and radio talk show.

NAN

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Gbemi Saraki     Ilorin South Constituency     Savannah Centre For Diplomacy, Democracy And Development     Roseline Oni Aremu     AbdulKareem Yusuf Danhawa     Ajasse-Ipo     Saliu Tunde Bello     Adaramaja     Salihu Yahaya     Oyun     Kwara Pdp     Leke Ogungbe     Amusement Park     Balogun Gambari     Abubakar Abdulraheem     Mashood Dauda     Omoniyi M. Ayinla     Ohoro Of Shao     Plat Technologies Limited     Nurudeen Muhammed     Ilorin West     Vasolar-Kwara Company Ltd     Folorunsho Erubu     Rafiu Olasile     KWASAA     Aliyu Muhammad-Saifudeen     Moronfoye     Ophthalmological Society Of Nigeria     Abdulwahab Ololele     Arca Santa     Baboko     Abdulganiyu Salahudeen     Balogin Alanamu     Makama Of Ilorin     Budo Egba     Quareeb     Lawal Olohungbebe     Ayo Adeyemi     Lanre Issa Onilu     NIPR     Bamidele Adegoke Oladimeji     Mansurat Amuda-Kannike     Joseph Bamigboye     Hameed Oladipupo Ali     Kwara Polytechnic     Ajayi Okasanmi     Ganmo     Prince Sunday Fagbemi     Abdulwasiu Bolaji Adeyi     Taofik Abdulkareem Babaita     UNIFEMGA     Cornelius Adebayo     Baba Issa Awoye     Ibrahim Oloriegbe     Yusuf Abdulwahab     Osinbajo     Jimoh Akani     Hamidat Sulyman-Yusuf     Ayo Opadokun     SWAN     Mutawalle     Yaru     Ishak Mohammed Sabi     Abubakar Suleiman     Alimi     College Of Arabic And Islamic Legal Studies     Umaru Saro     Kisra     The Herald     Radio SBS     Tunde Kazeem     Tunji Olawuyi     Ramat Oganija     Post-utme     Kwara Politics     Salary     AbdulGafar Tosho    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Olokoba     Ganiyu Taofiq     Babata     Oyelere Oyinloye     Amuda Bembe     Sulyman Age AbdulKareem     Shonga Farm Project     UITH     Olatomiwa Williams     Ishola Abdullahi     Aminat Ahmed     Dairo Kunle Paul     Adijat Adebiyi     Oba David Oyerinola Adedunmoye     Moses Salami     Musbau A. Akanji     Ileloke     Afolayan     Daud Adeshola     Riskat Opakunle     Asa LGEA School     Oasis Muslim Care Foundation     Abubakar B.M     SDP     Umar Ayinla Saro     Plat Technologies Limited     International Aviation College     Muyideen Ajani Bello     National Union Of Road Transport Workers     Olatunde Jare     Gobirawa     Ahmed Ayinla Jimoh     Ahmad Olayiwola Kamaldeen     Shola Odetundun     Bolaji Abdullahi     Oba Abu     Isiaka Yusuf     Yahaya Jibril Usman     IYA YUSUF     Atiku     AbdulGafar Tosho     Sai Kayi     Umar Yakubu Jaja     Sabi     Muritala Olarewaju     Volunteers Of Ilorin Community And The Emirate     Okasanmi Ajayi     Binta Abubakar Mora     Simeon Sule Ajibola     Olatunji Moronfoye     Women For Change And Development Initiative     Saka Aleshinloye     Garuba Alikinla Shittu     Pius Abioje     Bayer Nigeria Limited     Ahmed Saidu Rufai     Farouk Salim     Omoniyi     Moremi High School     Aliyu Muhammad-Saifudeen     Folaranmi Aro     Niguel Gallando Marcias     Hamidat Sulyman-Yusuf     Ayekale     Ilorin East     Olawuyi     Ibikunle Ogunleye     Salihu Ajibola Ajia     Yahaya Muhammad     Wahab Femi Agbaje     Allocation     Monsurat Omotosho     Modibo Kawu     John Obuh     IF-K     Haliru Yahaya     Wahab Agbaje