The Nigerian Library Association (NLA) has conferred its Eminent Service Award on Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for promoting education, library development and service to humanity.
The award was presented to the governor during the combined 58th and 59th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the association in Kano City.
Ganduje acknowledged that the efforts of his administration to revamp the education sector has been reinforced by the resuscitation of public library services across the state.
To promote reading culture and by implication the use of libraries among children and youth in Kano, Ganduje disclosed that the state government initiated a Readership Promotion programme for public schools, with Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust Newspapers, adding that the programme has demonstrated potential to impact education in the state.
President of Nigerian Library Association, Prof. Innocent Issa Ekoja said the combined conference, under the theme “Libraries: Inspiring, Engaging, Enabling and Connecting Stakeholders for Sustainable Development” was arrived at because the library as information provider has an important role to play in the realisation of sustainable development.