It was the Monday after the weekend the Congo national team defeated the Nigerian Super Eagles in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, in an African Cup of Nations qualifier. The highlight of the match was being shown on a TV set mounted on the wall outside the main building of the National Library in Garki, Area 2, Abuja.
But the supposed spectators were about 20 persons who were using a make-shift reading space outside the library for study.
As our correspondent would later understand is the rule, you are not allowed to enter the library if you are to read or study your own books. You must stake your life on the ones on the library’s shelves.
But instead of asking intending readers, who come with their books, to go back to their various homes, the management could be magnanimous to provide plastic chairs and tables…
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