Corps Member Ahmad Abubakar FC/20B/1340 has donated a digital library to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as his personal Community Development Service (CDS) Project.
Speaking during the commissioning of the project today at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja, Abubakar said the manual system of library operations is getting obsolete globally, hence, the need for a digitalized method of storing information.
He said he was inspired to initiate the e-library project in order to help expand the NYSC library and enhance its rich resources to Corps Members, NYSC staff members and other stakeholders.
“As the manual system of library operations is getting obsolete globally and no more effective as it should be, l decided to convert the book materials into digital formats through proper digitization procedures for easy access.
The computerization of the library was considered necessary to enable free access to the library materials, including some NYSC publications that were also digitized in order to preserve them as reference materials”, he said.
The project donor said he sourced for sponsors and was able to “set up the digital library with items such as a server, computer work stations, printers, professional book scanners and other items”.
He thanked the NYSC for providing a conducive environment for him to unleash his potentials while he also expressed appreciation to the project sponsors for assistance.
NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim described Abubakar as a goal-getter, honest and dedicated Corps Member.
He thanked him for initiating and executing the laudable project, promising that it will be put to judicious use.
“I want to urge other Corps Members to emulate Corps Member Abubakar and provide laudable projects that would leave good memories after their service year”, he said.
There were goodwill messages from the project sponsors; Corporate Affairs Commission, represented by the Director Public Affairs, Ukaga Duke Edward and
Nigerian Export Promotion Council represented by the Director, Export Development and Incentives, Lawal S Dalhat.
Kano State: Ganduje to Establish Mega Schools on Illegal Lands
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has began the establish Mega Schools on Illegal lands in Kano state, metropolitan area amid mass abduction of schoolchildren by bandits in Nigeria.
The Kano governor Ganduje has began the revocation of properties not properly documented and those illegally owned within the Kano state metropolitan area to establish mega secondary schools.
Kano state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, made this known in a statement in Kano.
“In view of the recent prevailing security challenges, coupled with the congestion of schools on the outskirts of the city, Kano state government has commenced revocation of illegally acquired or not properly documented properties and structures within the metropolitan area for the establishment mega secondary schools,” said the statement.
The Kano state government explained that it took the step to decongest boarding schools in Kano, following abductions of students from boarding schools in neighbouring states.
According to the statement, the Kano government has begin reviewing the security situation to counter bandits.
A property located at Filin Bola, along Court Road in Tarauni local government, was seized by the Kano government without a building permit.
“The government confiscated it and will establish such school on it,” said the information commissioner.
He revealed that the government would also confiscate properties developed in areas not earmarked for them.
Mr Garba added that the government was also currently “looking into cases of land approvals for residential purposes, but converted to shops or commercial plots that are now turned to residential buildings and vice versa.”
Live Update: Remo 1-1 Insurance FC in NNL Super8
The live Update of Remo Stars FC Vs Bendel Insurance FC, as it is the match is currently at halftime and both teams have settled for 1-1 draw.
Imade Osarenkhoe, Bendel Insurance FC striker once again justifies his inclusion in the starting 11 by giving his side the lead after he advanced into the box to poke home the opener in the midst of a the crowded box. In getting the equaliser, Nduka Junior rose head home from his team’s free kick to level things up for the Soname boys.
It’s been a tough one so far in the first half, with both side playing with determination to end the game on positive end
Bendel Insurance 1-1 Remo Stars in the Nigeria National League (NNL)
Igbo are in Charge of Economy in Nigeria – President Buhari
President Buhari has stated that the Igbo are in charge of economy in Nigeria, this was made known via his verified Facebook page while thanking Imo state for their warm reception they gave him during his commissioning visit.
In his words he wrote: I thank the Government and people of Imo State for the very warm reception accorded me during my visit yesterday. It was a pleasure to visit Imo State and to be hosted by Governor Hope Uzodimma.
I was pleased to see and commission his impactful infrastructure projects, and to note that he is giving infrastructure the same kind of priority that we are giving it at the Federal level.
I firmly believe that when you get infrastructure right, Nigerians will mind their own businesses. And the Igbos will especially benefit from this ongoing infrastructure revolution, because, as a group, they are truly the most enterprising.
There is no town you will visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbos being in-charge of economic activities. The evidence is there for everyone to see, that Igbos are in charge of Nigeria’s economy.
It is therefore unthinkable for me that any Igbo man would consider himself not to be a part of Nigeria.
Let me again say that I was very pleased with what I saw in Imo State, and I would like to assure that I will support Imo State and the entire region within the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Federal Government will complete all ongoing key projects in the South East, including the 2nd Niger Bridge, and other major highways, as well as the railway lines and routes linking the region with other parts of the country.
This have however spark several reactions on social media with some in support of some of his words while others are against it.