Libraries in Ogun State will soon be given face-lift and stocked with up-to-date books and journals to improve the reading culture of members of the public. This is according to Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Segun Odubela, when he visited the Salamotu Kuku Memorial Library, Ijebu-Ode, built and handed over to the government by the Kuku family in 2006.
Odubela, a lawyer, who was conducted round the complex by the State Director of Library Services, Mr Lateef Benson, assured that prompt attention would be given to the leaking roof, cracked walls and moribund internet facilities.
“Provision of free education and reconstruction of dilapidated blocks of classrooms in our secondary schools without well-stocked libraries may be counterproductive. We will immediately step-up action towards ensuring that our libraries are put into proper shape,” he said.
He also promised that secondary school libraries will be improved. Odubela visited other places including the State Library, Sagamu; Muslim College, Ikenne; construction site of Model College, Ijebu-Ode and the new site of Ilisan Community High School, Ilisan.
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