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A Force in Library Development in Nigeria World Libraries

Aguolu , C.C. and Aguolu, L.E. (1997) A Force in Library Development in Nigeria World Libraries. World Libraries. ISSN ISSN 1092-7441

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Abstract

This is the first attempt to coherently document the immense contributions of one of Africa’s foremost nationalists and pan–Africanists to the development of libraries in Nigeria. Although he is best known for his achievements in politics, journalism, and sports, Dr. Azikiwe saw the library as a vehicle for the intellectual emancipation of Nigerians from colonial rule. As President of Eastern Nigeria in the 1950s, the first and only indigenous Governor–General, and first President of Nigeria in the 1960s, he was able to wield sufficient political influence to ensure a legal basis for public library development in Nigeria, the establishment of the University of Nigeria Library – named after himself – and the eventual creation of the National Library of Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs. Victoria O. Itsekor
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 14:10
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5042

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