SCIN Inaugurates Ultra-Modern Public Library in Port Harcourt
Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCIN) in collaboration with the Port Harcourt Literary Society has inaugurated an ultra-modern public library, worth 6.5milion Dollar (N2.04 billion) to be managed by the Port Harcourt Literary Society. This was revealed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) onTuesday, 7th November 2016.
At the Inauguration of the library, the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), Mr. Osagie Okunbor, said the library was accessible to all scholars and researchers.
He also said that the library was the biggest and most Information Technology-driven public library in the region; adding that the library was established to promote reading culture.
According to the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Port Harcourt Literary Society, Dr. Chidi Amuta, he said the library was conceived to commemorate the recognition of Port Harcourt by UNESCO as 2014 World Book Capital.
Hesaid, the Book Centre comprises of four structures including a library; writers’ hostel, an event centre and exhibition hall and a theatre.
He also revealed that the library was equipped with digital facilities and multimedia channels to engage the minds of adventurous youths in the society.
Also speaking, Rivers Deputy Governor, Mrs. Ipalibo Banigo, represented by her aid, IneFubara said the state government was committed to build new schools, upgrade library and other facilities at secondary schools in the state. She also urged the students and researchers, to take full advantage of the opportunity offered by the library to improve their reading culture and researches.