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Title: Information: a categorical imperative for democratic sustenance in Nigeria
Authors: Igbeka, J. U.
Ola, C. O.
Keywords: Information
Government libraries
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: Department of Educational Management, University of Ibadan
Abstract: Information is recognised as an important tool to societal growth and development. It has even perversed the different ways people choose to govern themselves. Democracy being one and the most popular form of government accepted by many countries is not excluded from the use of this important tool. The tool has however not been adequately explored for the entrenchment and promotion of democracy in Nigeria. To achieve sustainability in democracy in this country, this paper advocates that the National Assembly Library should be proactive in its drive to gather and disseminate information; a more assertive and outward looking information delivery system should be established; information workers should anticipate demand for information and there should be purposeful drive to acquire the information required by political actors. Also, necessary infrastructures for the computerisation and networking of relevant libraries should be put in place, while a database for books, periodicals, parliamentary bills and other papers that can serve the needs of the executive, legislators, judiciary and even the electorate should be created.
ISSN: 0795-0065
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