LASRAB Partners Obasanjo Presidential Library On Archives Management
The Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) as reiterated its commitments to partner with relevant organizations such as the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in the area of record keeping and archival management at ensuring the maintenance of modern and credible information warehouse in the State.
The Director General Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB), Mr. Biodun Onayele disclosed during a working visit to Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, Ogun State. According to him ‘the visit will afford the Bureau to have first hand information about the library, fashion out various areas of partnership and to provide an avenue for exploring new vista of public-private partnership in the management of records and information for development of Lagos State.
The Director General noted that LASRAB, as an emerging world class public records and archives institution, is desirous to establish sound records\archives management system of international standard aimed at achieving her vision of being a first class global information repository and data bank of the State.
Earlier, in his welcome address , the Chief Coordinator of the Library and former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) expressed delight over the visit and assured the team of a robust relationship and partnership in value\knowledge sharing, management and preservation of records and archives between the two organizations.
He also commended the Lagos State Government in the area of records keeping, stating that “Lagos State is one of the few States that takes matters affecting record keeping and archival management seriously amongst other State of the Federation’.
Furthermore, Chief Obasanjo expressed the needs for archival institutions to embark on documentation of the history of various communities across the Country as part of the responsibilities of preserving the past, capturing the present to inspire the future for proper records keeping and archival management.
In his reaction, the DG-LASRAB stated that aside several communities visited in the past, the Bureau has finalized arrangement to spread its tentacles to all the nooks and crannies of Lagos State in order to encourage the communities to write their history for keeps in the Bureau.
The LASRAB team was led on tour round the various facilities within the Olusegun Obasanjo Library Complex by Officials of the Library.