Ahmad Abubakar, a Corps Member serving at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has reportedly donated a digital library to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as his personal Community Development Service (CDS) Project.
This was made public by the NYSC in a statement issued via its official Facebook page on Monday, 6th of September 2021.
The Corps Member, while speaking during the commissioning of the project noted that he was motivated to donate the e-library project just to help expand the NYSC library and enhance its rich resources to his colleagues, NYSC staff members and other stakeholders.
Abubakar added that he decided to convert the book materials into digital formats using proper digitization procedures for easy access because the manual system of library operations is getting obsolete globally. He added:
“The computerization of the library was considered necessary to enable free access to the library materials, including some NYSC publications that were also digitized to preserve them as reference materials.”
Abubakar revealed that was a success with the help of his sponsors and was able to “set up the digital library with items such as a server, computer work stations, printers, professional book scanners and other items”.
He, therefore, thanked the NYSC for providing a conducive environment for him to unleash his potentials and also expressed his appreciation to the project sponsors for assistance.
Also speaking during the commissioning, NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim described the project donor as a goal-getter, honest and dedicated Corps Member.
He thanked him for initiating and executing the laudable project, promising that it will be put to judicious use, and also urged other Corps Members to emulate Abubakar and provide laudable projects that would leave good memories after their service year.
See Below For Some Pictures From The Project Commissioning: