Department of Geology, University of Ibadan has received an e-library built and handed over to it by an indigenous oil and gas exploration and production, ND Western.

The E-Library Complex named after Prof. Mosobalaje Oyawoye, was inaugurated at the university on Wednesday

Prof. Mosobalaje Oyawoye E-Library Complex was inaugurated at the university on Wednesday.

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The 94-year-old Prof. Oyawoye, who is reputed to be the first professor of Geology in Africa, was present to witness the honour done him.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ND Western, Mr Eberechukwu Oji, said the company was happy to be associated with the project.

He said, “For us, this e-library is much more than a building with world-class facilities. It is our contribution to assisting our students and academic community with resources that would enable them to compete on some level of competitive footing with their counterparts in the advanced economies.

“We fervently hope that this facility will help our leaders of tomorrow to productively key into the global knowledge economy of today and would be delighted to welcome some of you into the ND Western family whenever the opportunity arises in the future.

“This e-library is also meant to honour an iconic pioneer in the field of geoscience education in Nigeria, Prof. Mosobalaje Oyawoye. The values of excellence in human capacity development Prof. Oyawoye represents are values we share and cherish at ND Western and it is only fitting that such a world-class facility is named after a man who has had such profound and lasting impact on both the educational and economic development of our country.”