NNPCL and Joint Venture Partners Donate State-of-the-Art Digital Library to Niger Delta University

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) and its Joint Venture partners in OML 18 have demonstrated their commitment to education and academic excellence by donating a state-of-the-art digital library to the Niger Delta University (NDU) in Bayelsa State.

Announced by Olufemi Soneye, Chief Corporate Communications Officer of NNPC Limited, the digital library is a two-storey complex equipped with cutting-edge Information Technology amenities. These include 100 computer systems, e-learning and research facilities, interactive smart boards, projectors, camcorders, e-books, e-journals, an e-learning portal, and reading halls. The handover ceremony took place on Thursday at the university’s campus in Wilberforce Island, Amassoma.

Among the library’s features are a Wi-Fi Lounge, print and document hall, video and audio recordings section, photography and online education center, e-distant learning hall, Chief Librarian and departmental offices, IT rack room, newspaper archive, stack room for new arrivals, and conveniences. Additionally, the complex is equipped with a 500KVA power generator, a 500KVA transformer, and a dedicated water borehole with water purification facilities.

The establishment of this digital library underscores the commitment to promoting ICT education and providing a conducive learning environment for students and researchers at NDU. It aims to keep them updated on global IT practices and advancements.

The commissioning and handover ceremony of the project was attended by notable dignitaries, including the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Evwrudjakpor; Pro-Chancellor of NDU, Matthew Seiyefa; Vice-Chancellor of NDU, Prof. Allen Agih; representative of the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Dr. Ama Ikuru; Deputy Manager of External Relations at NNPC Ltd, Edith Lawson; Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company and Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor; and Managing Director of SNEPCo, Elohor Aiboni.

The donation of this digital library reflects the collaborative efforts of NNPC Ltd and its Joint Venture partners in advancing education and empowering future generations in the Niger Delta region.

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