Monday, August 01, 2011

SOME KEY DECISIONS TAKEN AT THE NLA 2011 CONFERENCE/AGM IN AWKA

Dear All,

I have been directed by the President to inform members of some key decisions that were taken at the last AGM in Awka, Anambra State, during the 2011 NLA National Conference.

1. At the meeting some committees were set up to look into various aspects of the Association;

a. PUBLIC LIBRARY REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE

· Prof. D.F Elaturoti – Chairman
· Mallam Habib Jato
· Mr. M.O Afolabi
· Dr. (Mrs.) Nancy Achebe
· Mrs. Ann U. Imoisi
· Mr. Chimezie Ndukaku

b. NLA 50TH ANNIVERSARY PLANNING COMMITTEE (2012)

· Prof Zakari Mohammed – Chairman
· Mallam Habib Jato
· Ms. Victoria Okojie
· Mr. Tunji Okegbola
· Mr. Chimezie Ndukaku
· Miss Omoh Atsenokhai – Secretary


2. ELECTION OF 2012 RETURNING OFFICER:

· Dr. (Mrs.) Chinwe Anunobi

3. ELECTION OF NEW COUNCILLORS:
· Mr. Dominic Omokaro
· Mrs. Bisi Akangbe
· Dr. (Mrs.) Ezeani
· Dr. (Mrs.) Boma Obi

4. COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE LIBRARIAN’S REGISTRATION COUNCIL OF NIGERIA

Section 3
(1) stipulates membership of Council as follows:
(a) Five persons to be appointed by the Minister

(b) Five directors of state libraries to represent the state library boards on zonal basis

1. Alhaji Lawan Bala- Director, Gombe State Library Board (North East Zone)

2. Mrs. B.R. Akangbe- Director Kwara State Library Board (North Central Zone)

3. Mrs. A.U. Imoisi- Director, Edo State Library Board (South South Zone)

4. Mrs. Nkem Osuigwe-Director, Anambra State Library Board (South EastZone)

5. Mr. O.T. Arawande, Director Ondo State Library Board (South West Zone)

(c) TWELVE PERSONS ELECTED BY THE NIGERIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
1. Professor M. Ajibero - Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja (North Central)
2. Professor I. Ekoja - University of Abuja, Abuja (North Central)
3. Professor Emmanuel Dawha - University of Maiduguri, Borno State (North East)
4. Professor Mansur Malufamshi - Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
(North East)
5. Dr. A. Balarabe - Usman Danfodiyo University Library, Sokoto (North West)
6. Professor Zakari Mohammed - Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (North West)
7. Dr. (Mrs) Nancy Achebe - University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (South East)
8. Dr. Okee Okoro - Federal University of Technology Library, Owerri (South East)
9. Dr. (Mrs.) R. B. Okiy - Delta State University Library, Abraka (South South)
10. Dr. (Mrs.) B.I Ahiazu - Rivers State University Library, Port Harcourt (South South)
11. Professor L.O. Aina - University of Ilorin, Ilorin (South West)
12. Professor D. F. Elaturoti - University of Ibadan, Ibadan (South west)

(d) Three persons to be appointed in rotation from such other association of librarians as may be incorporated from time to time
1. Mr. M. M. Alasa- President Nigerian Association of Law Libraries
2. Miss Chiemela Evurunobi- President, Association of Government Librarians
3. Professor (Mrs.) Virginia Dike- Nigeria School Library Association

(e) Four persons to represent the universities or other institutions offering courses leading to an approved qualification in librarianship, no two of whom shall come from the same university or institution
1. Professor Michael Ochogwu - Benue State University, Makurdi
2. Professor (Mrs.) Iyabo Mabawonku - University of Ibadan, Oyo State
3. Professor Michael Afolabi - University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
4. Dr. Umuna Opara - Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, Imo State

Thank you
signed
Omoh Atsenokhai
National Secretary, NLA

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