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The President and Commander-in-Chief of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has appointed Professor Lenrie Olatokunbo Aina as the new National Librarian of the National Library of Nigeria.
The appointment which was Monday, 1st August, 2016 took immediate effect.
Prof. Aina who succeds Mallam Habib Abba Jato was one of the 17 Chief Executive Officers recently appointed in Education Ministry by the Federal government.
The new National Librarian, a Professor of Library and Information Sciences, is the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Communications and Information Science, University of Ilorin and until his appointment, a visiting Professor, Africa Regional Center for Information Science, University of Ibadan.
He holds a Ph.D in Library Studies from University of Ibadan, M.Phil. Information Science, City University, London, PGD in Librarianship and B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Lagos.
He is a former member of the 10th Board of The National Library of Nigeria, he is also currently the chairman of the committee on the Revision of the Master in Information Science, University of Ibadan. He was also Dean, Faculty of Communication and Information Science, University of Ilorin and former Head of Department of Library and Information Science in the same University.