Danbatta asks Nigerians to read culture for better knowledge


Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice President of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of reading for better knowledge and information.

Mr Danbatta, a professor, said this on Libraries / Museums Day 2021 on Thursday in Abuja.

He described the library as a learning resource assessed by its timeliness in quality, quantity and variety of stocks.

Mr Danbatta said that an important part of the library’s resource is the electronic section, which allows electronic connection and access to more databases and information.

He asked the commission to continue to look for ways to maximize the library’s resources in order to fulfill its mandate and expand knowledge and information.

“The library is a learning resource. The stock of a library is normally evaluated by its level of timeliness, what is the quality, quantity, variety of the stock. You have to be able to start evaluating the whole.

“An important part of the library’s resource is the electronic section. The e-section is the section that allows you to connect and access more databases for more information.

“When we evaluate the library, we pay special attention to the ability of users to access more databases electronically.

“The most important thing is that you can see a credible reference. The library is a component of the whole learning process.

“I believe the outcome of today’s event will help change our reading culture, if you don’t have a reading culture, try to acquire one, it is very important to read. This will motivate us to take a critical look at innovations, ”he said.

Speaking further, Mr. Danbatta said that the theme: “The future of the museum, recover and re-emerge” captured the purpose of the special museum of the commission dedicated to the telecommunications industry.

He said it was important to collect exhibits and keep telecommunications items to enlighten and educate stakeholders.

“Museums generally play an important role in society by observing the past and appreciating the future by providing insight into the history of a people and educating the future of generations,” Danbatta said.

Abba Isa -Tijani, Director General of the National Commission on Museums and Monuments of Nigeria (NCMM), said museums play a crucial role in preserving local culture through careful documentation and preservation of artefacts from institutions and sectors.

Mr. Isa-Tijani, represented by Kilba Zainab-Uche, Deputy Director of Museums, said that the museum sector must evolve with new trends in technological development, adding that the traditional roles of museums in development cannot be underestimated. estimated.

He applauded the commission for setting the standard for other institutions and pledged to support the museum whenever the need arises.

“The NCC has a museum with important and historical telecommunications objects on display, that’s historic.

“Thus, the new role of museums in the digital age is emerging. The museum is not yet completely digital because it is necessary to bring together both the new and the traditional.

“If the traditional role is taken away completely, that will create a problem because every once in a while you will have to go back to your past to find out where you are in the present and move forward,” he concluded.


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