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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Shell Donates N2.5m Llibrary to School

Vanguard (Lagos)
21 December 2007

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) will flag off the construction of a N2.5 billion ultra-modern library for the Niger Delta University (NDU) in Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State today, Friday, December 21.

SNEPCo’s Managing Director, Chima Ibeneche noted that the groundbreaking event sets the stage for the full-scale commencement of physical development of the historic library project being financed from start to finish by Shell.
 
“Shell is delighted to support the Niger Delta University with this library project which we hope will open the doors for many Nigerian students and faculty members, to an era of academic excellence and world class accomplishment.

We see this as another demonstration of Shell’s long-standing commitment to sustainable development in Nigeria particularly the communities where we live and work.”

The library project will involve the furnishing and equipment of the library to international standard, state of the art academic materials, books, computers and other accessories.
 
There are also plans to ensure that the Library is linked to other notable international centres of learning around the world, to facilitate academic excellence.

On its part, the authorities of Niger Delta University led by the Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Ikporukpo, are expected to supervise and manage the project and assume full ownership of the multi billion naira facility upon completion.

Institutions that have benefited from similar programmes include the University of Port-Harcourt, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; the University of Ibadan, the Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Port- Harcourt; and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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