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Aboyade, M. A, Ajayi S. A, Ebire D. B. and Madu, U. W. (2017). Economic recession and poverty alleviation in Nigeria: the roles of library and information science professionals. A Paper Presented at the 15th Annual National Conference of the School of Business Studies, Federal Polytechnic, Ede. Held at Oyinlola Hall Between 14th to 16th March, 2017.

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Amaechi, N. M., Benson, O. V, Dike, C.A. and Okere, I.V. (2016). Eradication of Poverty and Hunger within the Sustainable Development Goals Framework: the Role of Library and Information Science Professionals. Available at Accessed 10/02/2017

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Falayi, K. (2017, March 25). Chaos in Land of Plenty: Nigeria drops on world’s happiest list as depression, violence, suicide skyrocket. Punch Newspaper. Pp.16-17

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Madu, U. W, Ajayi, S. A. and Ebire, D.B. (2016). Harnessing Infopreneurship for Sustainable Development: LIS Graduates in Perspective. A Paper Presented at the 2nd National Conference of Nigerian Library Association, Ebonyi State Chapter at the Lecture Theater, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Uwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State. Date 2nd December, 2016.

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Orji, E. K. & Maekea, J. (2013). The role of education in national development: the Nigerian experience. European Scientific Journal 9(28), 16-23.

Ossai-Ugbah, N. B. (2013). Role of library and librarians in promoting national security in Nigeria. academic journal of interdisciplinary studies. Vol. 2(2)

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Sobalaje, A. J. and Ogundele, T.A. (2015). Roles of Academic Library in the National Economic Development of Nigeria. Greener Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 5(5): pp. 35-41.

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The Nigeria economy was officially declared recessed in August, 2016 by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Ever since then, efforts are being made by governments at different levels to revive the economy and bring it back to boom. To achieve this, every sector of the economy has a role to play. Given the centrality of information in all forms of development, effective and efficient provision both survival and citizen-action information becomes imperatives in redeeming the economy. This paper discusses the various types of libraries and the role they play towards economic development. It is an opinion paper that stresses the need to partner with libraries and librarians for information provision that will facilitate economic redemption. Inadequate projection of the library profession, unavailability of ICTs in most libraries, poor funding of the library system, low literacy level among others were found to hinder effective service delivery of librarians. It was recommended among other things that librarians should adopt proactive approach in marketing librarianship and creating professional visibility through quality service delivery, lobbying, promotions and awareness campaigns.