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UNICEF, UNESCO to build e-library in Enugu

UNICEF, UNESCO to build e-library in Enugu

The United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says it is  working with  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to  build  an e-library in Enugu State.

UNICEF Country representative in Nigeria, Ms Jean Gough, who dropped this hint in Enugu says that the UN agency and  UNESCO will jointly work  to establish a modern e-library in Enugu State.

The promise came amid an appeal by the state Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi while addressing a retreat by the country team of the United Nations held at Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu.

The Governor who declared the retreat open observed that the state was honoured by the presence of the UN family made up of all the specialised agencies of the global body.

He says that Enugu State has been a key beneficiary of the UN programmes in Nigeria, especially in the UNICEF-assisted programems that focus on women and children.

Ugwuanyi adds that “the state is a mother and child friendly state and has continued to maintain a free child and maternal care programme which has been running in the state for the past eight years”.

The Child Right Bill is before the House of Assembly and will soon be passed into law, the Governor says noting that the state maintains a sexual assault reference centre that offers assistance to victims of every form of sexual offenses particularly on women and young girls.

He recalled that the State organised an economic summit last month where it showcased the investment opportunities in the state to the world to persuading investors to bring their businesses to the state and thereby help to increase its wealth base.

He however noted that the state has since then continued to receive encouraging responses from potential investor.

The Governor thanked the global agency for deciding to hold the retreat in Enugu, assuring that in spite of the recent Nimbo attack, Enugu state remains one of the safest states in the country.

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Donatus Anichukwueze Technology Writer at Technology Times Media e-mail: donatus.anichukwueze@technologytimes.ng

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