The National Librarian and Chief Executive Officer Prof. Chinwe Anunobi accompanied by some Directors paid a courtesy call on Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Abuja, to seek for areas of collaboration between the two establishments.
Prof. Anunobi informed her host that the National Library mandate is to connect and build an informed citizenry through elaborate collection of publications and other information resources emanating from the country. These information resources are processed and stored for future generations.
She also emphasized the need to obtain the International Standard Numbers for all publications, which can only be accessed from the NLN. The process according to the National Librarian has been automated and could be accessed online or physically via our various state branches.
NLN also champions the campaign on promotion of Readership, ensuring that Nigerians imbibe the habit of reading. She also informed the Corps about the legal mandate of depositing all published works with the NLN.
In his response, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Corps Marshal Dauda Ali Biu assured his guest that the Corps would key into the National Library mandate through standardization of their numerous publications and adherence to the legal deposit law. He also admitted that other possible areas of synergy would be explored.