About 17 years later, the building has not been completed to serve its initial purpose of construction.
However, during a tour of the building, Mamman accompanied by the National Librarian and senior directors of the Federal Ministry of Education, on Tuesday, promised to complete the building.
This will not be the first education minister to make such a promise.
“There are some issues here and there but the project will be completed in about 21 months.
”But we are urging the construction company to deliver the project earlier because we’ve dragged it for too long and the project is too important for it to be dragged any further.”
The education minister reiterated that everyone involved must go back to site for the project completion, stressing that the library must serve its purpose as a national treasure.