By Abdullahi Jalaluddeen
The Nigeria Library Association Kano Chapter has vowed to promote the reading culture and create awareness of the importance of the Library in Society.
The chairman of the Nigeria Library Association of Nigeria Kano Chapter Alhaji Mannir Abdullahi Kamba disclosed this while briefing members of the media on the activities of the Library week organized by the Association in Kano.
He said the aim of organizing Library week is to create awareness and sensitized the general public on the importance of the Library and to promote the reading culture in Nigeria.
The NLA Chairman said Library week is an annual event organized by the association to bring back the lost glory of libraries across the nation.
“We can recall that in the 80’ss in every secondary or primary school there are libraries, but nowadays such libraries are no longer there, that’s why the association vows to bring back the lost glory of libraries in Kano state and the Nation at large.”
Alhaji Mannir Abdullahi Kamba explained that during the one-week-long activities of Library week, the association has planned to bring experts to sensitize both pupils and students on the importance of utilizing the library, geared towards inculcating reading culture among the younger generation.
He maintained that so many factors were behind the downfall of patronizing libraries in Nigeria, among which include Political factors, institutional, environmental, and economic factors Among Others.
The Chairman added that the Association would relent in continuous advocacy to relevant stakeholders to ensure that school libraries were revived.
This year’s NLA week is themed Revitalization school library system in Nigeria: the way forward.