The Speech Writer to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Mr. Michael Afenfia today donated seven bags of assorted novels, including the books he authored, and other reading items to the Prof. Azaiki Public Library in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Presenting the books at the library, Afenfia said the gesture was to promote reading culture, which he said was on the decline, among students all over the country.
The speech writer noted that the donation was to also complement the huge investments made by the Dickson led restoration government in education.
He also commended Prof. Steve Azaiki, owner of the library, for his contributions to education in Bayelsa state.
"This presentation is actually a decision of me and my wife. We all know that, over the years, there has been a decline in reading culture and the standard of education across the country”.
"We felt that a move like this can help to begin to bring that back in conjunction with whatever thing that the Bayelsa state government led by governor Seriake Dickson is doing to ensure that education is a front burner issue in this state", he added.
Responding, Prof. Azaiki, represented by the Manager, Azaiki Foundation, Mr. Goodwin Fefegha thanked the speech writer for donating to the library as well as his educational advancements in the state, calling on others to emulate him.