A nongovernmental organisation, the Read, Learn and Grow Literacy Organisation of Nigeria (RELGLON), says it has trained 500 librarians in Plateau, on skills that would enhance their capacity for research.
Its Coordinator, Miss Devine Nelson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Jos, that the training focused on ways they could access information required by students and clients.
She said that the training, carried out in each of the 17 Local Governments, also offered tips on how librarians could improve the reading culture among young Nigerians.
Nelson expressed concern that students no more visit libraries, noting that the situation was worse in the rural areas.
She said that the NGO would establish libraries in schools and enrich them with journals, newspapers and magazines to attract teachers, students and members of the public.
The official said that the outfit had also organised workshops on financial literacy for professionals in financial management because they had been noted to write less proficiently than professionals in other sectors.
“Our findings have shown that those in the financial sector are more used to expressing themselves in numerals, hence our move to make them more literate in writing so as to communicate more lucidly,” she said. (NAN)