The State Government has taken delivery of over twenty thousand, five hundred books donated by Anambra Progressive Association, Toronto , Onario Canada for the State Libraries. Governor Peter Obi received the books at the Professor Kenneth Dike Central Library, Awka. He said the gesture would assist the present government efforts to promote reading culture through well-equipped and functional libraries as part of the efforts to promote qualitative education and positive attitudinal change. He recalled that Professor Kenneth Dike Library was the first library to be built by the State Government since 1967 and has been adjudged the best in the South-East Zone and will soon be fully equipped and put into use.

The Governor disclosed that the library has been chosen as one of the electronic libraries in the State and will soon receive computers and other internet facilities.

Governor Obi while thanking the association for the donation, enjoined the library management to ensure proper documentation and announced that two more Associations have pledged to donate more books to the State and restated the commitment of his administration to take right decisions that will change the State. He charged our people in Diaspora to emulate the gestures rather than making senseless criticisms their forte.

The Secretary of the Association Mr. Prince Ofumelu said the books were part of their contributions towards the on-going transformation of the State especially the Education Sector. He disclosed that within the next six months the Association will donate more books, computers and other educational materials to the State.

He extolled Governor Obi for initiating and completing the library project which he noted is of world class standard and the best in the country.

Another member of the Association, Obiageli Nriagu urged people of the State to put the books to good use and commended the remarkable achievements recorded by the Governor.

Also speaking, the Director State Library Service, Nkem Osuigwe said they will soon take delivery of computers, internet facilities and power generator from the Universal Service Provider of the National Communication Commission – NCC

—-One of the demonstration of ASPA Canada proven record of working together to meet the needs of our communities, through ethical leadership, cooperative and accountability. A DVD copy of full presentation ceremony will be available at ASPA Canada October 23, 2011 General Meeting—-.

Chudi Asidianya,President
Anambra State Progressive Association of Toronto , Canada
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