German Cultural Institute Donates Books To VON Library


Kate Abido, Lagos.

The Goethe Institute Nigeria has donated 28 books to the Voice of Nigeria Library.

The donated books from the German Cultural Institute cover a wide range of fields including Communications, history, arts, culture, commerce, science and technology; dictionary as well as novels for Adults and Teenagers complete the list.

The Donation to the Library was done by the Head of Information and Library of the Institute, Ms. Katja Kellerer, during a visit to the Centre by some staff of the Training Department of Voice of Nigeria, Lagos.

Purpose of visit

The visit according to the Deputy Director Training, Lagos, Mrs Ugonma Cokey is part of efforts by the department to forge partnership with relevant organisations to help it restructure its library, restock and upgrade it to an e-library to make it more functional and accessible to both staff and media professionals.

L-R: VON’s Deputy Director Training, Lagos, Mrs Ugonma Cokey and Head of Information and Library of Goethe Institute, Ms. Katja Kellerer.

Mrs Cokey said the meeting was also to garner technical support for its new Training Department.


Ms. Kellerer assured of her organisation’s support to the department and in every way possible. She also suggested other partners and ways of collaboration to the visiting team.

The delegation led by Mrs Ugonma Cokey had Sunday Oyeleke, Assistant Chief Training Officer and Kate Abido, Principal Training officer in its team.

The donation of books is the second this year, In January, a Media NGO, Media Career Development Network donated books and resource materials to the VON library during a courtesy visit to VON to seek partnership with the Training Department.

Training department

The Voice of Nigeria training department was instituted in 2019 by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation as part of plans to enhance efficiency and professionalism among its staff and the media public.

The Library on its own which is an integral part of the Training department, came on stream in November of the same year.

Edited by Eniola Ajayi

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