June 11, 2009

Enugu to upgrade UNESCO library

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—THE Enugu State Government has said it will partner with the state’s indigenes in the Diaspora in digitalizing the Enugu Library complex, which was the first Library built in Africa by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), so that it can effectively serve the contemporary intellectual and educational needs of the people.

Governor Sullivan Chime who disclosed this while receiving book and 10 computer units, donated by the Enugu State Cultural Association of Southern California, USA and Enugu State Association of South Korea respectively, to the state library board, said the administration was also determined to become a leader in the area of providing assess to Information Technology (ICT) to the ordinary people of the state.

He said it was the desire of the government to see that the library was electronically linked to world-class libraries across the world in order to provide the people access to resources like books, journals and magazines on all fields of human endeavour.

Chime added that this would help put the people in a position  to compete favourably in all fields with their counterparts around the world and also bring about the much needed stimulation of the peoples’ interest in intellectualism and enlightenment.