A philanthropist, Dr Akintayo Sawyerr, on Friday donated 2,013 books on various disciplines to the library of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, Lagos.
The donated books belonged to Dr. Sawyerr’s late friend, Mr. Felix Neequaye Akpe who gave all the books to Sawyerr before his death.
Speaking when making the donation, Sawyerr, who quoted Rita Dove, said, “The Library Is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world.”
He added that with the giant strides being recorded by the university under the leadership of Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, efforts should be made to support the university to soar higher.
Receiving the books, the University Librarian, Dr. Emmanuel Lai Adebayo, said they were rare books and books of history.
Adebayo added that the huge volume of books donated would be of good use for all the world class students of the university, in particular, students in the Faculty of Arts, School of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Management Sciences.
“The books were donated through the office of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun SAN, NPOM to the University.
“Some of the books as richly published are as old as Sixty – Nine (69) years were published in 1951, which made them to be so unique and not easy to come by,” he said.