Punch wins National Library award

Oladimeji Ramon

The PUNCH Newspaper on Tuesday won the National Library of Nigeria award for the Most Compliant Legal Depositor for 2017.

The award was conferred on the newspaper during the National Library of Nigeria’s Annual Readership Promotion Campaign, which held at the National Library, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos.

Receiving the award on behalf of the PUNCH, the Deputy Manager, Punch Information Centre, Mrs. Modupe Komolafe, said the recognition would spur the newspaper on to do more.

The programme, with the theme, “Sustaining life-long reading for positive change,” had the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, as the Special Guest of Honour, while the Deputy Director, Ministry of Education, Education District VI, Oshodi, Lagos, Alhaji Tijani Adebisi, was chairman on the occasion.

In his remarks, the governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Yetunde Odejayi, lauded the National Library of Nigeria for its commitment to the promotion of knowledge acquisition for national development.

He urged all Nigerians to embrace the culture of reading, saying it was the key to national development and growth.

 “I urge all Nigerians, especially our youths, to apply yourselves to reading as a tool for empowerment because knowledge is power. If we are desirous of a change in our circumstances, then we have to adopt a new attitude to reading books and other materials for self development and national growth,” Ambode said.

Source: Punchng

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