By Tare Youdeowei
IN its effort to provide free access to internet and digital resources to public libraries in Lagos State, the Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries, ZODML, has donated to Wellspring Center, a free internet access center, at the Henry Carr Public Library, Agege.
The center is equipped with four internet-enabled laptops and 1000 children and adult books aimed at promoting literacy development in the state.
Speaking at the commissioning, the Special Adviser on Education to Lagos State Governor, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, said library services form an integral part of education development and success and this center will focus more on development of human capacity and capability through reading and use of technology.
In the same vein, the Director, Lagos State Library Board, Mr. Tajudeen Lawal, said education and enlightenment lift nations to heights of progress and greatness and for this to be achieved, the citizens must be knowledgeable and up to date with modern technologies.
Speaking on the essence of the center, the CEO, ZODML, Ms. Ego Mbagwu, said the aim is to emphasize the endless possibilities of IT for self education and the need to make it accessible to the public.
Founded in 1999, ZODML has set up libraries in 20 public schools, set up full libraries in prisons in Kirikiri, Ikoyi and Badagry, and provided a center equipped with 22 internet-enabled computers at Ireti Snr Grammar Sch.