Book Drive for Warri Prison

Librarians drawn from different states of the country, under the auspices of Library Advocacy Group are seeking new and fairly used books to be donated to Warri Prison in Delta State, on 1st August, 2019. This is in furtherance of the efforts aimed at increasing Nigeria’s literacy rate through reaching the underserved, vulnerable and outlier populations of our society with reading materials. We are leaving no one behind as we advocate and push for improved literacy rate in Nigeria, as it is the foundational skill that enables every other type of learning.

Why prisons?
Prisons are correctional institutions. Getting prisoners to read and take O’level examinations will help them survive better when they are free, and occupy them gainfully while still incarcerated.

Why Warri Prison?
Nigerian Librarians will have their annual National Conference in Warri, 28th July – 2nd August, 2019.
As Information and ‘book’ professionals who understand how the availability of reading materials can transform lives and communities, we are embarking on a book drive for Warri Prison to:

  • provide textbooks for the incarcerated persons who would want to continue in their studies and take O ’level examinations;
  • provide books for prison inmates to gain new knowledge that will help them fit into the society better when they complete their prison terms;
  • provide reading materials that can assist to channel the thoughts of the incarcerated persons to beneficial pathways.

Consequently, we seek new or fairly used primary and secondary school curriculum-based books, including reference and motivational books, to be donated to Warri Prison.

Interested individuals, institutions and organisations can drop new and fairly used science textbooks, WAEC past question papers, JAMB past question papers, novels, primary school books (picture books), dictionaries, English language textbooks, with/at the following individuals/addresses:

  • Ngozi Osuchukwu
    Nnamdi Azikiwe University Library, Awka
  • Ijeoma Juachukwu Onuoha
    Medical Library
    College of Medicine,
    University of Nigeria, Ituku/Ozalla
  • Nelson Edewor
    University Library
    Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  • Magnus Igbinovia
    University Library
    Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Sagir Musa Ahmed
    Information Resource Centre
    US Embassy, Abuja
  • John Oluwaseye Adebayo
    University Library
    Chrisland University, Abeokuta
  • David Ofili
    John Harris Library
    University of Benin
  • Juliet Alex-Nmecha
    University Library
    University of PortHarcourt, Port-Harcourt
  • Kenneth Irenoa
    Federal University, Otuoke
    Bayelsa State
  • Adachukwu Onwudiwe
    14 Charles Leme
    University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
  • Tochukwu Ejechi
    Africa Heritage Institution
    54 Nze Street, Independence Layout, Enugu
  • Glory Okeagu
    National Library, Abuja
  • Neemat Abdulrahim
    City Library, Abuja
  • Ngozi Ukachi
    Cataloguing Section, Main Library
    University of Lagos
  • Adeyinka Adekunle Aladetohun
    Ikeja Secreatariat Library, Old GRA Ikeja
  • Ayodele, John Alonge
    Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies
    LARIS, University of Ibadan
  • Edward Eaifoh
    Edo State Library Board, Sapele Road
    After NNPC Mega Filling Station, Benin City
  • Pastor Moses Adigun
    Oyo State Library Board, Opposite Cocoa House, Dugbe, Ibadan
  • Friday Imoni-Atebefia
    Delta State Library,
    No.2, Haddock Road Off Orhorho Road, Sapele
  • Omoh Atsenokhai
    NLA Secretariat
    National Library, Abuja
  • Naomi Edokpa
    Delta State Library Board Headquarters
    Maryam Babangidda Way
    Oppositte Felix Ibru Secretariat, Asaba
  • Pastor Moses Iruvwe
    Book Finishing Unit
    Delta State University Library, Abraka

You can as well send an email to or send a Direct Message to our Twitter handle, @Niglibrarians. Visit our website for more information http// For more information on how to donate books, kindly call +234 (0) 7062503400, +234 (0) 8038523846, and +234 (0) 7033228865.
Donations will be acknowledged.

We look forward to hearing from everyone.

Thank you.

Dr. Nkem Osuigwe
Library Advocacy Group