His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has hoped to revive the reading culture and out of school learning by students within Nasarawa State, as well as provide them with some socio economic potential that would move and invigorate them when not it school environments.
Gov. Almakura made this known as he commissioned the e-library located at the Emirs Palace roundabout in Lafia , which was one of the 6 e-libraries constructed in the state by the administration. Which have been described as iconic achievements of the administration.
He spoke on how the reading culture has now become a thing of the past as it has faded away among students , he explained that the libraries were built to enhance the educational sector of the state and provide an alternative place of learning outside the classroom for students.
He said the state government decided to go beyond library to e-library so as to keep the those interested in learning up to date with the most modern learning methods and materials with he made it known that the library would be a place of learning, research and would provide a place to write online examinations such as Jamb for students. Stating that the state would soon build a e exam hall beside the library to enhance the potential of the students in writing/carrying out e-examinations
There was a moment of reflection as the governor remembered the past teachers that taught and impacted learning on the very spot that today has a e-library.
Speaking earlier, the SSA. SDG Dr. Salisu Raj explained that the total e-libraries in Nasarawa State had a combined total capacity with enough space for 1500 readers at a time making it one of the largest in the country
He described the e-library as very important achievement that would surely put Nasarawa state on the map as a e-tourism site that would see visited by people worldwide.