By Victoria Onehi
The Advocacy for Positive Behavioral Patterns Initiatives has stated the need for the establishment of libraries in all the Local Government Areas in the country and the Area Councils in the FCT.
The Director, Campaign Team of the NGO,Mr, Bamidele Mann in a statement said the idea to champion the establishment of libraries in every LGA and Area council is driven by the principle of equal access to knowledge and education for all.”
The mission is clear, libraries should be established in every Local Government Area and Area councils across the country. This initiative isn’t just about books; it’s about nurturing a positive behavioral landscape and lighting the path to a brighter future.
“Libraries are more than just buildings with shelves of books. They are beacons of hope, guiding the way toward personal growth and a brighter future. Libraries offer a space for reflection, research, and learning, providing free access to a wealth of knowledge, from books and magazines to academic journals and digital resources.” Mann noted.
He further stated that by dispersing libraries across the nation, the most remote and underserved communities can access the wealth of knowledge these libraries offer. “This initiative bridges the gap between urban and rural areas, creating an even platform for intellectual growth for all Nigerian youth.”He added.
He noted that in a country where the youth constitute a significant part of the population, investing in their intellectual development is equivalent to investing in Nigeria’s future.
He therefore urged the government to prioritise the establishment of libraries in all the Local Government Areas and Area councils as this will leave a legacy of knowledge and opportunity for generations to come.