The simultaneous commissioning of the Libraries in Animashaun Primary School, Itire-Ikate, Aguntasolo Primary School, Itire-Ikate, Obele Odan Primary School, Surulere to be shared with Adeniji Primary school and Al-Wajuud Primary School, Surulere, to be shared with Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary school; was organised by Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries, ZODML, was on the 19th of October 2016 in Obele Odan Primary School, Esther Dada Way, Off Itire Road, Surulere, from 10am to 12 pm.
ZODML creates libraries in local government primary schools so that they can have instructional and research materials.
We currently have Oasis Libraries in 15 schools located in Lagos State’s Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Yaba Local Council Development Aread (LCDA) and Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, and four new ones in Surulere LGEA.
ZODML established its first library in St. George’s Girls Primary School, Falomo, South-West Ikoyi; because of the positive impact of the libraries in the school, we established more libraries in Hope Primary School, McEwen Road, Ikoyi; Jinadu Primary School, Akanbi Damola Street, South-West Ikoyi; Army Children Primary School, Obalende; Ikoyi Primary School, Ikoyi; Araromi Baptist Primary School, Lagos Island and others.
Through these libraries and different reading programs, we instill a reading habit in the children.
The Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Mrs Adeola Karena, Chairman Mrs Ifeoma Esiri, ZODML trustees, Dr Agbim Arinze, Education secretary of Surulere LGEA, Mrs Y.A Fatoke, guests from SUBEB, LGEA, Local governments and NUT; Parents, teachers and pupils were all in attendance. It was a beautiful event and the students were very excited about their new library.