Neemat Daud Abdulrahim

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Neemat Duad Abdulrahim (born January 7, 1965) is a Nigerian librarian, researcher, and administrator.[1] She is the pioneer librarian of City Library, Abuja. Hajiya Neemat as she is fondly called is the Director of FCT Education Resource Centre, Abuja,[2] and the Current Chairperson of Public and Community Libraries Section, African Library and Information Associations and Institutions.[3]

Neemat Daud Abdulrahim
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🏫 EducationB.Sc. LIS, Ahmadu Bello University; M.Sc. University of Abuja
🎓 Alma materAhmadu Bello University
💼 Occupation
Board member ofChairperson, Community and Public Library Session, African Library and Information Institutions and Associations (AfLIA)
👶 Children5


Neemat Daud Abdulrahim bagged her Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria[1] (1987) before proceeding to University of Abuja where she completed her Master’s degree in Public Administration in (2005) and a Post Diploma in Education (2010).[1]


She started her career as a young librarian at the Central Medical Library, Yaba Lagos in 1989, before moving to Abuja in 1991 to join the service of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) now Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in the role of Librarian 1. She was promoted to the position of Education Officer 1 (1991), Senior Education Officer (1995), Principal Education Officer (1999), Assistant Chief Education Officer (2001), Chief Education Officer (2003), Assistant Director/Head of City Library, FCT Education Resource Centre (2010), and the current Director of FCT Education Resource Centre.[2]

Contribution to Library, Education & Literacy Development[edit]

Hajiya Neemat Abdulrahim is responsible for piloting the take-off of the City Library in 2006 and the Gudu District Library in 2009. She also initiated the annual summer holiday programme tagged BEARHUG for primary and secondary school aged children, and an Innovative Literacy Training program for the Almajiris (Homeless Youths).[4] furthermore, she initiated the launch of City Library’s virtual services at the FCT City Library at a particularly crucial time as public libraries and other institutions around the world go into physical lockdown in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.[5]

Professional Membership[edit]

She is a member of several professional bodies including the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA);[3] Certified Librarian of Nigeria (CLN);[6][1] Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN); Nigeria Library Association (NLA); where she was the National Treasurer (2009-2016), Readers Association of Nigeria (RAN), where she is the current president – FCT chapter; Association of Women Librarian in Nigeria (AWLIN),[7] of which was a National Secretary and Chairman of the FCT chapter.

Awards and Honours[edit]

  • Meritorious Service Award NLA (2019)
  • Emerging Leaders of Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (2013)[8]
  • Outstanding Service Award, ERC, Abuja (2009)
  • Adding Value & Development of ERC, Abuja (2007, 2008 & 2009)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 National Library of Nigeria (2003). Nominal List of Practising Librarians in Nigeria. Abuja, Nigeria: National Library of Nigeria. p. 15. ISBN 9781280816. Search this book on Logo.png
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ismail Abubakar, Tsiga (2006). 30 Years of Education in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Abuja (February 1976-2006). Abuja, Nigeria: Spectrum Books. p. 63. ISBN 9780298258. Search this book on Logo.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Neemat Abdulrahim". African Library & Information Associations & Institutions. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  4. "Bukola James's post on Goodwall - #BetterTogetherAfrica #MyShero Hajiya Neemat Abdulrahim..." Goodwall. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  5. Abidoye, Modupe (2020-04-22). "DigitalBack Books partners FCT's City Library to make Africa-Centric online resources available". Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  6. Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (2019). List of Certified Librarians in Nigeria. Abuja, Nigeria: LRCN. ISBN 9789789324583. Search this book on Logo.png
  7. "Dailytrust News, Sports and Business, Politics | Dailytrust". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  8. "History of GATL – Global Academy for Transformational Leadership". Retrieved 2021-04-12.

Ahmadu Bello University alumni

External Link[edit]

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria

Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria

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