Libraries are treated like museums by people in government

What is the role of a library in society? Many schools do have a library, be it very small, be it large. Some of them stocked by give-aways, others stocked by the latest publications, due to sufficient funds. Some communities start a local library, to help young and old to expand their horizon. 

What is the role of government? Should every country have a National Library, in which all the books published in this country should be available. A National Library can also be a central hub in research, due to the availability of resources. 

In Nigeria work is still in progress to build a National Library in the capital city Abuja.  But what will be its function?

In this article you will find some thought by Mallam Denja Abdullahipresident of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA).

Published by


I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.