The immediate past Head of the Department of Industrial Chemistry, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Prof. Abdullahi Baba Alafara, has donated books worth about N1.2 million to the University Library.
Making the donation, the renowned scholar said the materials were procured by him during his participation at the 149th Annual Meeting and Exhibitions of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, which held last year in the United States of America.
He added that his position as the Secretary, Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee of the Extraction and Processing Division (EPD) of TMS, USA, which was facilitated by being a Faculty at UNILORIN, enabled him to attend the event where he came across the highly valuable books which he felt would be of significance to the attainment of the University’s vision.
The books were donated to the Faculties of Physical Sciences and Engineering and Technology in furtherance of academic and research excellence.
Receiving the materials, the University Librarian, Professor Abdulwahab Olanrewaju Issa, thanked Alafara for donating the books he described as fantastic, and promised they would be “displayed in the appropriate section of the University Library for our users”.