Monday, July 8, 2013

Aliyu Gusau Mohammed Reserch Library Book Project

The Aliyu Gusau Mohammed Research Library in Kaduna Nigeria is a project of the Gusau Institute.

It was initiated by Gen. Gusau when he generously donated his extensive library for the use of the public at large. Through the efforts of Professor Buba Misawa, Ambassador Achmed Magaji and others the library received many other book donations.

General Gusau in white with friends. Marlene Maritz, is on the far left, Musa Zubairu is at he back and Ms and Mr Copley flanks the General

Marlene maritz, Professor Buba Misawa and Ben Maritz
The focus of the AGM Research Library is on providing information regarding international relations and security. Many of the donated books fell outside the scope of the library.

As some of these books were of great value, the library expanded its scope to accommodate other books that could be of use to the serious researcher.

Arrival of a container full of books at Dendo Roadd 2 Kaduna, the house of the Aliyu Gusau Mohammed Research Library

Some books still fell outside the scope of the library. Books such as children's books and school books, or where more copies of a book than the library needed was available, were made up in donations and presented to institutions and libraries in and around Kaduna. Some even in other states near to Kaduna.

Thousands of books has been donated through this program.

Unloading the container is not easy

Everybody, including Amin helped unpack

The sorting process starts

AGM Research Library inside

The First Lady of Kaduna State, Her Excellency Hajiya Fatima Yero who presented  a donation on behalf of the AGMRL to the Kaduna State Library is in the middle dressed in a light rose coloured dress

Professor Usman and friends share a joke during the presentation ceremony. He is sitting in the middle, looking away from us is Musa Zubairu, representing the Gusau Institute. 
The E-Granary is installed