From left, Dr Ama Ikuru(representing Executive Secretary NCDMB), Edith Lawson ( Deputy Manager, External Relations, NNPC Ltd) Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo (Deputy Gov, Bayelsa State).,Mathew Seiyefa ( Pro-Chancellor) , Osagie Okunbor ( MD, SPDC & Country Chair Shell Companies in Nigeria), Prof Allen Agih ( Vice Chancellor, Niger Delta University) & Elohor Aiboni (MD SNEPCO)
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NNPC Ltd., partners donate 2,300-seat ultra-modern library to Niger Delta University

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In its bid to create a conducive learning environment and create access to cutting edge information technology at the tertiary level, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and its partners donated a 2,300-seat ultra-modern library to the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Bayelsa State.

This, according to NNPCL, is part of its commitment to encourage learning and academic excellence.

The NNPC Ltd. and its joint venture partners in OML 18—the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Total Energies EP Nigeria Ltd., Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd., and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Deepwater) Ltd.—have donated a 2,300-seater state-of-the-art digital library to the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State.

The digital library, a two-storey complex equipped with cutting-edge information technology amenities including 100 computer systems, e-learning and research facilities, interactive smart boards, projectors, camcorders, e-books, e-journals, an e-learning portal, and reading halls, was handed over to the school authority on Thursday in Bayelsa State.

Other facilities in the library include a Wi-Fi lounge, a print and document hall, video and audio recordings, a photography and online education centre, an e-distant learning hall, the Chief Librarian and departmental offices, an IT rack room, a newspaper archive, a stack room for new arrivals, and conveniences.

Mr. Olufemi Soneye, the Chief Corporate Communications Officer of NNPC Ltd., in a statement emailed to Persecondnews late on Thursday, stated that the library complex has a 500KVA power generator, a 500KVA transformer, and a dedicated water borehole with water purification facilities.

To keep students and researchers in the school up to date with global IT practices and advancements, the e-library promotes ICT education and provides a conducive learning environment.

Present at the commissioning and handover ceremony of the project were: Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Evwrudjakpor; Pro-Chancellor of the NDU, Matthew Seiyefa; Vice-Chancellor of the NDU, Prof. Allen Agih; and a representative of the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Dr. Ama Ikuru.

Edith Lawson, Deputy Manager, External Relations, NNPC Ltd.; Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria; and Elohor Aiboni, Managing Director of SNEPCo, all graced the occasion.

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