Library Commissioned at Nigerian Society of Engineers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Library Commissioned at Nigerian Society of Engineers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  BFA books being unloaded in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.




Library outfitted with BFA books


















 Dear Pat and Ibibia,

I am delighted to inform you that as scheduled last Friday 25 November 2005, we commissioned at the Nigerian Society of Engineers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria our library and center project that is part of the Jon Postel’s IT centers programme that we started in 1992.

The center has been made possible thanks to our traditional sponsors and with a great help of your organization “Books For Africa” that donated almost 16,000 books.

The center comprises:

  • A 40 feet caravan that contain 22 Computers fully furnished,networked and air conditioned, connected to Internet via a VSAT having a band of 128/64Kbs;
  • A new building of 5,000 m2 for the library all furnished with table and shelves containing 5,000 engineering books;
  • The remaining 11,000 books have been distributed among 15 tertiary institutions (Federal and State Secondary Schools and Universities)

The project that started on 2004 has a value of US$70,000 approximately. (The cost of the books is excluded because donated by “Books For Africa.”)

This time the library was named after our late first president Prof. T.C. Nwodo, when all the center is in Memory of Jon Postel.

Authorities and school officials as well as Prof’s relatives, students and professionals attended the ceremony and everybody praised the role of the program.

We pointed out the very important role the you plaid on the acquisition of the books.

As we said on the initial stage of the project we are very serious on our intent and I want sent some pictures showing the centers with all the components.

Anyway I have no words to thank you for your support on materialize books donation.

Thanks again from all the IT Library Committee members, The NSE Port Harcourt Branch and the Schools that received the books.

I believe this information as well as the pictures can be published on your web page.

Thanks again for great job!!!!!

Warm Regards
Giandomenico Massari
IT Library Committee Chairman